Our Villages

We currently work in 10 locations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Our Villages are in Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Each village provides nutrition, education, healthcare, and shelter.

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Our Locations

Click the links below to learn more about each Village.

  • Bujumbura, Burundi
  • Maramvya, Burundi (info coming soon!)
  • Kauma, Malawi
  • Lilongwe, Malawi (info coming soon!)
  • Chongwe, Zambia
  • Kitwe, Zambia
  • Mongu, Zambia
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Bulale, Tanzania (info coming soon!)
  • Harare, Zimbabwe

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Burundi

Total population: 11,179,000

Health & Nutrition: 

  • Under-five mortality rate: 8.2%
  • Prevalence of moderate and severe stunting (due to malnutrition): 58%
  • Children under five with suspected pneumonia: 55%
  • Children under five sleeping under treated nets (malaria prevention): 54%
  • Estimated number of new HIV infections among children 0-14 years: <500
  • HIV positive children (aged 0-14) receiving antiretroviral therapy: 29%

Education:

  • Net attendance ratio in primary education: 85%
  • Net attendance ratio in secondary education: 17%
  • Literacy rate (15-24 years): 89%

source: unicef.org

About VOH Burundi:

VOH Burundi opened in 2010. It is located in the capital city of Bujumbura near Lake Tanganyika on the west coast of the country. The Village currently has two children’s homes and two youth transition homes. There are over 150 students from the local community and living on-site attending the school and feeding program.

During the recent civil unrest, VOH Burundi was able to continue providing care to all the VOH children, including those coming from nearby communities. Plans are underway to develop a second location in Maramvya, approximately 45 minutes from Bujumbura. The new location will begin by providing a feeding program to children in this underprivileged area.


Malawi

Total population: 17,215,000

Health & Nutrition: 

  • Under-five mortality rate: 6.4%
  • Prevalence of moderate and severe stunting (due to malnutrition): 42%
  • Children under five with suspected pneumonia: 71%
  • Children under five sleeping under treated nets (malaria prevention): 45%
  • Estimated number of new HIV infections among children 0-14 years: 4,800
  • HIV positive children (aged 0-14) receiving antiretroviral therapy: 61%

Education:

  • Net attendance ratio in primary education: 93%
  • Net attendance ratio in secondary education: 33%
  • Literacy rate (15-24 years): 72%

source: unicef.org

About VOH Malawi:

VOH Malawi opened in 2001 and is situated in the nation’s capital Lilongwe, which is located in the central region of the country. More than 220 children receive education through our care. The primary program operates in the community of Kauma, which includes access to healthcare, a daily feeding program, and a preschool and grade one class.

The weekly highlight is Friday afternoon chapel. More than 350 children from the community gather together for singing, dancing, and learning about the Bible.


Tanzania

Total population: 53,470,000

Health & Nutrition: 

  • Under-five mortality rate: 4.9%
  • Prevalence of moderate and severe stunting (due to malnutrition): 34%
  • Children under five with suspected pneumonia: 55%
  • Children under five sleeping under treated nets (malaria prevention): 54%
  • Estimated number of new HIV infections among children 0-14 years: 6,500
  • HIV positive children (aged 0-14) receiving antiretroviral therapy: 56%

Education:

  • Net attendance ratio in primary education: 81%
  • Net attendance ratio in secondary education: 23%
  • Literacy rate (15-24 years): 75%

source: unicef.org

About VOH Mwanza & Bulale:

VOH Mwanza opened in 2013. It is located in northern Tanzania on the shore of Lake Victoria. Currently, there are ten children’s homes and one youth transition home on-site. Over 300 students attend the on-site school and over 290 children benefit from the feeding program.

We recently began development of a second location one hour from Mwanza in Bulale. Plans are underway to begin a feeding program and preschool in early 2018.


Zambia

Total population: 16,212,000

Health & Nutrition: 

  • Under-five mortality rate: 6.4%
  • Prevalence of moderate and severe stunting (due to malnutrition): 40%
  • Children under five with suspected pneumonia: 70%
  • Children under five sleeping under treated nets (malaria prevention): 41%
  • Estimated number of new HIV infections among children 0-14 years: 4,700
  • HIV positive children (aged 0-14) receiving antiretroviral therapy: 61%

Education:

  • Net attendance ratio in primary education: 87%
  • Net attendance ratio in secondary education: 45%
  • Literacy rate (15-24 years): 64%

source: unicef.org

We have three locations in Zambia…
About VOH Chongwe:

VOH Chongwe opened in 2007. Chongwe is located in the central-southern part of Zambia, 45 minutes east of the capital Lusaka. There are currently eight children’s homes on-site and 600 children attend the on-site school and feeding program.

In addition to the children permanently living in the children’s homes, the Chongwe Ministry of Social Welfare uses the homes as a temporary placement for children rescued from unsafe situations while they determine the best long-term plans for each child. Siblings of students from the school who are too young to enrol attend the feeding program so their nutritional needs are met during their formative years. Chongwe also has an on-site clinic that provides medical care to those in the surrounding community in addition to the VOH children and staff.

About VOH Kitwe:

VOH Kitwe opened in 1999 and is the first Village of Hope location. Kitwe is located in the central-north part of Zambia close to the Congolese border. There are 11 children’s homes on-site and eight youth transition homes. Over 1,000 children benefit from the feeding program and attend the on-site school and education programs.

VOH Kitwe has a satellite education and feeding program in a remote area 45 minutes north of Kitwe. Children attending this program are ages 6-12 and have previously never attended school. An on-site clinic at the Kitwe campus provides medical care to members of the surrounding community as well as VOH children and staff. The Youth Empowerment and Transitioning program supports over 200 youth and young adults from VOH and the surrounding community.

About VOH Mongu:

VOH Mongu opened in 2010. Mongu is located in Zambia’s Western province on the Zambezi Flood Plains. There are six children’s homes on-site and over 500 children attend the school and feeding program.

In addition to a general clinic, VOH Mongu runs the Save a Life Center for children in the community who are chronically malnourished. These children are given age-appropriate foods and their parents are coached through the process of properly feeding them and giving them the best possible care. Also at VOH Mongu a group of Zambian ladies meets regularly to craft beautiful handmade items sold through Hope Art. The women (most of them widows) are able to earn an income, and 100% of Hope Art’s sales are invested in VOH Mongu.


Zimbabwe

Total population: 15,603,000

Health & Nutrition: 

  • Under-five mortality rate: 7.1%
  • Prevalence of moderate and severe stunting (due to malnutrition): 28%
  • Children under five with suspected pneumonia: 51%
  • Children under five sleeping under treated nets (malaria prevention): 9%
  • Estimated number of new HIV infections among children 0-14 years: 4,900
  • HIV positive children (aged 0-14) receiving antiretroviral therapy: 80%

Education:

  • Net attendance ratio in primary education: 95%
  • Net attendance ratio in secondary education: 51%
  • Literacy rate (15-24 years): 91%

source: unicef.org

About VOH Zimbabwe:

VOH Zimbabwe opened in 2001 and is located in the capital city of Harare in the north east of the country. There are 9 on-site children’s homes and 3 youth transition homes. Over 300 children attend the school on-site and 290 children benefit from the feeding program.

Hope Community Church is located on-site and provides spiritual care for the VOH children and many children and adults from the surrounding community. Children and youth from the Village are given opportunities to be involved at the church through various aspects of ministry. VOH Zimbabwe also has two satellite feeding programs and an on-site clinic that provides medical care to VOH children and staff and members of the surrounding community.


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