No one in Lusaka is unaffected, at least indirectly, by HIV/AIDS.
HOPE worldwide Zambia (HwwZ) is a Christian Charitable Organization that has been supporting HIV-affected children and caregivers in the poorest areas of Lusaka Zambia since 1999. We deliver programs in 4 impoverished districts of Lusaka: Mtendere, Kalingalinga, Kanyama and Chawama, where we operate Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programs, Safe Motherhood Action Groups, Youth Groups, After-School Clubs for girls, an Early Childhood Development program and Kids Clubs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) aged 2 to 18 years. At 18 years, we help to place youths into vocational training. At Kids Clubs we educate approximately 2000 OVCs annually about HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
HwwZ has a close working relationship with Lusaka City Council; in the last few years we have partnered with them to construct 2 new buildings in the poor communities of Chawama and Kanyama as well as the renovation and refurbishment of the Mtendere Preschool in Mtendere Lusaka. We have also recently opened a new preschool in Kabulonga, Lusaka called The Learning Tree that is fuly operated by HwwZ.
A major strength of HwwZ are the networks that we have established in the communities that we serve where we have developed good working relationships with local business, civic and religious leaders. Each of the 4 poor communities we serve have site offices with site-managers that oversee our programs in these areas.
Over the years our programs have received funding from USAID, US Department of State, ViiV Healthcare (Positive Action for Children Fund) and PEPFAR.
At HOPE worldwide Zambia we work to Help Other People Everywhere.
Doreen C. Bwalya