Zambia

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.

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, Bright Hope and our Allies are doing this amazing work:

169

Churches supported

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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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.

58%

of the population of Zambia is living below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day.

Stories of Hope and Transformation

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URGENT: Zambia’s COVID-19 cases increased by 174 cases!

In ONE DAY, Zambia’s COVID-19 cases increased by 174 cases, from 267 to 441 cases! For weeks, Zambia has had relatively few COVID-19 cases and almost no deaths. But on…
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What’s Happening in Zambia?

Like much of the rest of world, Zambia’s schools (including all of Bright Hope’s partner schools), churches, businesses, and many restaurants closed down almost a month ago because of the…
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On COVID-19: “Please Don’t Let It Hit Zambia”

The number of coronavirus cases in Zambia is still relatively low, with just 16 confirmed cases to date. When asked about the impact of the worldwide pandemic on Zambia, Bright…
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Keeping a Close Watch on COVID-19 and the Extreme Poor

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.  For he will…
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Thanks to Prosthetics, Noah Takes His First Steps

We captured Noah’s first. steps. ever. on video. Watch it below—it’s likely to make you tear up a little… or at the very least make you smile real, real big.…
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#GivingTuesday: 500 Animal Challenge! Will You Give One?

“We have named our chickens ‘dream launchers.’ They have helped us launch our dream of educating our children. We never lack seeds for our garden and we are able to…boost…
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