The Blessed to Bless team in Zambia are planning to distribute a gift pack to our most needy families to help them enjoy the Christmas season. Below are some photos of last years...
We began in Australia in 2007 as a group of people interested in helping children in Zambia. We aim to provide quality education for more Zambian school children. We target under-privileged and orphaned children, especially those who have dropped out of school.
Our Vision – To help alleviate poverty in Zambia, primarily through quality, Christian education, and community development activities.
Our Aims – To promote long-term self-sufficiency within the community by raising capable Christian leaders. We aim to provide quality, Christian education for Zambian school children who would not normally be able to attend school, as well as adult skills training and literacy classes for those within the same communities. We also aim to provide emergency assistance to those in need, in order to achieve long-term goals.
Zambia is a poverty-stricken country where many people are in desperate need. AIDS (as well as other diseases, such as malaria) has contributed to a huge number of orphans in Zambia. Statistically, in Zambia, every mother is likely to lose one child due to preventable causes. The majority of Zambian families have extra children in their care, due to the large number of orphans. Health care and education are very basic, and many people can not afford even the basics. We see it as a privilege and a blessing to be able to help people with these fundamental needs. We believe that in Australia, we are financially and materially blessed, therefore we can be a blessing to others.
Zambia is currently experiencing drought leading to very low water levels in the dams which supplies most of Zambia’s electricity. Load-shedding is being carried out throughout Zambia as a result, meaning that there is no electricity for 8 to 12 hours a day. This has a big impact on businesses who either have to run gensets or close down during load-shedding. The Zambian Kwacha has also weakened significantly this year, with the US dollar now worth double what it was a few months ago. This affects prices of most goods in Zambia due to the fact that Zambia imports most of its commodities. Please pray for Zambia and its leadership during this difficult time as the country and its people struggle with job losses, rising prices and water and electricity shortages.
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