New bicycles allow a Zambian girl to attend school and avoid the dangers on her road to collect water. The bicycle lets her arrive on time to class and also gets her home earlier in the evening so she has more time for her homework.
Why World Vision is in Zambia
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Zambia
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- More families now have a toilet at home, helping to keep everyone safer from diseases like diarrhea and cholera.
- Thousands of children, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of World Vision's COVID-19 response, helping children to learn at home.
- Women and men living below the poverty line accessed financial services like savings and loans, helping them to provide for their children's daily needs.
- More girls and boys now have safe water at their schools, and more families now have access to clean water less than 30 minutes from their homes, preventing sickness and diseases that come from drinking unsafe water.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- Thousands of books with local stories in the local language were given to schools, inspiring more children to learn to read.
Prayer Requests from Zambia
World Vision's staff in Zambia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For government leaders to make the right decisions that will improve the living conditions of people who have fallen deeper into poverty from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For peace to reign in the country as people vote in general elections mid-2021.
News from Zambia
When Swangirai was 11 months old, he was among 40 children to receive malnutrition recovery support through World Vision. Now, 12 years old, Swangirai remains strong and healthy.
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