Zambia

Country Profile

Information and Statistics found at unicef.org

“While the overall economic outlook in Zambia has been brightening, many Zambians have yet to share in the benefits: 64% of the population lives on less than $1 a day. Zambia has been very hard hit by HIV/AIDS; the adult prevalence rate is over 16%. ”

Statistics:

  • Total population (2012) – 14,075,100
  • Under-5 mortality rate (2012) – 8.9%
  • Life expectancy at birth (2010) – 57 yrs
  • Total adult literacy rate(2008-2012) – 61.4%
  • Estimated number of people living with HIV (2012) – 1,100,000

VOH Locations:

  • Chongwe
  • Kitwe
  • Mongu

Scroll down to find out more about each of our Villages in Zambia…


About VOH Chongwe

VOH Chongwe opened in 2007. Chongwe is located in central-southern part of Zambia only a few kilometres outside of the capital, Lusaka.

The following programs are provided to the children of VOH Chongwe:

Nutrition

The WHO’s HEPS Formula (High Energy Protein Supplement) is provided daily for the school and resident children through our Feeding Program.

Education

The on-site school offers preschool-grade 6 free of charge. There are over 375 children receiving education through VOH Chongwe.

Healthcare

An on site clinic is currently under construction.

Shelter

8 children’s homes are open with one more under construction. There are currently over 64 resident children on site.

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About VOH Kitwe

VOH Kitwe was the first Village of Hope location and it opened in 1999. Kitwe is located in the central-north part of Zambia close to the Congolese border.

The following programs are provided to the children of VOH Kitwe:

Nutrition

The WHO’s HEPS Formula (High Energy Protein Supplement) is provided daily for the school and resident children through our Feeding Program.

Education

The on-site school provides free education from preschool-grade 12. Over 950 children receive education under our care. In addition, a one year youth empowerment and training program is offered to highschool graduates who live in the youth homes.

Healthcare

The on-site clinic provides the children with basic medical care.

Shelter

13 children’s homes are open on site with a total of 83 resident children. There are also 8 youth homes on site, housing 19 youth (young adults).

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About VOH Mongu

VOH Mongu opened in 2010. Mongu is located in Zambia’s Western province.

The following programs are provided to the children of VOH Mongu:

Nutrition

The WHO’s HEPS Formula (High Energy Protein Supplement) is provided daily for the school and resident children through our Feeding Program, when HEPS is unavailable, a nutritional equivalent is provided.

The Save a Life Centre is open for malnourished children and babies. Severely malnourished children are admitted at the centre where they receive the medical care and food they need to fully recover.

Education

The on-site school provides free education from preschool-grade 5. Over 250 children receive education through our school.

The Save a Life Centre, in addition to providing nutrition and medical care, also educates the mothers of the babies and children, guiding them through the process of starting and running a small business, which will help them support their children with the money they make.

Healthcare

The on-site clinic provides the children with basic medical care.

In addition to the main clinic, the Save a Life Centre provides medical care to malnourished children and babies.

Shelter

2 children’s homes are open on site, with a total of 15 resident children. One more home is currently under construction.

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