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:


Churches supported


Microfinance recipients


Received job training


Drinking clean water


School scholarships 


Received medical care

Learn more about Zambia

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 $1.90 a day.

Stories of Hope and Transformation

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Tragedy and Transformation on Mbabala Island

Zambia – Deep in the earth, precious diamonds form under the trials of heavy pressure, intense heat, and time. Likewise, for many years, Bright Hope and our partner church on…
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What a Difference a Year Can Make!

Zambia – Last year at this time Matthew*, who was born with a circulatory problem that forced doctors to amputate both of his feet and one hand, couldn’t walk. He…
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Finding the Balance Between Giving and Investing

Rural churches in Zambia tend to view themselves as vulnerable and in need of assistance.  The little money that comes in on a Sunday morning, often less than four dollars…
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