Zambia is one of the African countries hit hardest by HIV/AIDS. Out of a total population of 14.6 Million people, almost half of the population is 14 years old or younger. With a history of economic struggle and corruption, Zambia continues to experience a high level of poverty. Many communities, especially rural communities, do not have access to proper medical care, clean water or education.

1.4 million

children are orphaned in Zambia, 670,000 of those children were orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

< 50%

of all births have a skilled attendant at the delivery.


of the population of Zambia is living below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day.

The power of the local church.

Bright Hope partners with the local, in-country church to empower the extreme poor in Zambia. With programs for medical care, clean water, orphan care, school feeding, agricultural practices, education, microenterprise, church resourcing and church leadership development, Bright Hope is moving the extreme poor in Zambia on the path of self-sustainability.

In Zambia, the local, in-country church is providing:

Your generous gift of any amount will assist the local, in-country church as they bring Hope to the extreme poor in Zambia.


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Stories of Hope and Transformation

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Katiti Preschool Building Nearing Completion

Katiti Preschool Building Nearing Completion

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The new preschool on Mbabala Island, Zambia is nearly finished. Now, the only work remaining is a small amount of plastering on the outside of the building, installing windows and doors and painting. The support of the local communities around Katiti has been fantastic due to a high level of volunteerism in the local churches and the community's desire to see their children educated to the highest level possible. 

A fisherman’s tale: how the Gospel changed an entire family

A Fisherman's Tale: How the Gospel Changed an Entire Family

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Peter’s life changed forever when a traveling pastor came to his village in Zambia sharing the Hope of Christ.  

A Crocodile, a Witch Doctor and the Church

A Crocodile, a Witch Doctor and the Church

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mbabala Island, Zambia — This picture was taken on Mbabala Island, Zambia of a group of community leaders. In the middle of the picture is the Chief on the Island who is also a Christian leader in the church. Three days after the picture was taken, he was accused of a crime by a witch doctor and murdered by a mob.


Hope in Zambia in 2017

169 Churches

56 Pastors Supported

114 Received Job Training

27 Jobs Created

120 Microfinance Recipients

295 School Scholarships

82 Received Medical Care

2,063 Drinking Clean Water

42,930 Meals Served

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