“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone- especially to those in the family of Faith”
Family Support/Education Programs
"Prepare the way for our children to find and fulfill God’s purpose."
1 Chr. 22: 7-10
In Zambia, the average family lives on less than $2 per day. Zambians tend to have large families and live with extended family. So, they are taking care 5-10 people at one time. In the villages that we work, there is 80% unemployment. Medical and psychosocial problems are numerous: alcoholism, single mothers, teen pregnancy, prostitution, HiV/AIDS, sickness, disease, malnutrition, school absenteeism, high dropout rates in schools. This leads to spiritual, physical and emotional poverty in the true sense of the word. Poverty gives way to hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, abortion, and despair. The suffering can be palpable.
Families in Zambia are unique. Due to the high HIV/AIDS epidemic many mother and fathers have died. Leaving widowed grandparents to care for many orphan children. This has led to extreme poverty and school drop out. The children we support are not in Orphanages. They live with family, friends, or neighbors. They are either single orphans- one parent has died. Double orphans- both parents are dead and living with grandmas, aunties, or family friends. Or Just a vulnerable single mother. Each of our sponsored families are visited weekly by our social worker. The social worker checks on their school attendance, nutrition, food, abuse, neglect, and health of the families. We take the children to the clinic or hospital if they are sick. We enroll them in school and the after-school program if they live in Minambe.
The people here are hardworking, intelligent, creative, and beautiful. With a little assistance, they can be given hope. AND HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING! You can make a difference. You can be a messenger of hope.
How can you help?
With Jesus and Education, the cycle of Poverty can be changed!!
To donate toward the family support program click here