Growing up in a rural village in Malawi with a disability was not easy. While the other children ran and played, helped their families with chores, and went to school, Pemphero became an outcast and suffered tremendous loneliness.
Only 44 percent of rural Zambians have access to basic safe drinking water services. Only 19 percent have basic sanitation (toilet) facilities. Help bring clean water—and “living water”—to other villages by donating to Thriving Kids Africa campaign.
Helping female entrepreneurs access business training, finance programs, technology and social support systems can help them overcome these barriers—and lift their families out of poverty.
Together with ADC, we have built a holistic, integrated, multisectoral approach to helping the children of Malawi thrive. Our approach brings together clean water, education, a feeding program, safe housing and community centers and microloans.
Raising $515,000 to reach 15,000 children and their family members in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia—that’s Thriving Kids Africa immediate, urgent goal. But it is part of a much bigger picture, and much longer story. “Thriving Kids Africa is not a year to year campaign,” says Zach Oles, Cross International’s Director of International Programs. “It’s a… read more