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


Pastors supported


Received job training


Jobs created


Microfinance recipients


School scholarships 


Received medical care


Drinking clean water


Meals served

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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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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Zambia’s Samfya Bible School Responds to Changes Brought on by COVID-19

In March of this year, Bright Hope’s Zambia partner, Samfya Bible School (SBS), had to shut its doors and send all 30 of its new students home as part of…
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What am I?

You saw this is in your email or in our social media post, and we asked if you could identify it…   What you were seeing was a just a…
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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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