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.
In a dusty eastern Zambian village, we were recently treated to the beautiful sound of a young man reading God’s Word in his regional language, Cinyanji. The young man, Edson Tembo, recited Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” He was rejoicing because our local ministry partner, the Kachere… read more
Not long ago, the clean, refreshing water you see in this photograph was an impossibility. Mothers and children had to walk three miles to a murky, parasite-infested stream to collect their entire day’s water supply for drinking, cleaning, bathing and cooking. The sight of women making the brutal journey barefoot, often in the dead of… read more
At 57 years-old, Queen Ngalashi is a new small business owner. She was all smiles as she retrieved a debit card – her first – from a small pouch under the fold of her kitenge skirt. Queen lives in Chibuluma, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Kitwe, Zambia’s dusty copper-mining capital. Meeting her was one… read more
When Beauty Phiri’s mother died of AIDS, her father abandoned her and her sister, and the devastated children were split among separate caregivers. Beauty went to live with her elderly grandmother while her sister went to live with another family. Beauty rarely sees her sister anymore. Sadly, Beauty’s plight is common in Zambia and other… read more