Zambia: Moyo

Moyo's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2018

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More youth advocate for their rights. Children and leaders ran a campaign to end child marriage. Now, community members know how to report abuse and stop early marriage.
  • More children are protected in their communities. Some 1,001 children received birth certificates, protecting them against early marriage and abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • To provide access to clean water and latrines for students, 14 schools were equipped with hygiene and sanitation facilities, which support students' educations.
  • Babies are healthier because their mothers are educated. Prenatal counseling was given to 1,050 pregnant women, helping them have safer pregnancies and births.
  • Children are eating healthier food. Trained volunteers educated 376 families on healthy meal preparation, improving the nutrition of 23 malnourished children.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students are improving their literacy skills. Community reading camps made literacy practice fun and accessible, helping 522 children improve their school performance.
  • Children's learning conditions are improving. Some 500 desks and books were provided to schools, increasing students' comfort and motivation to learn.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • More girls and boys grow in their faith. Sunday school teachers taught 413 children about Jesus, focusing on transformation and spiritual nurture.
  • Children have more trained leaders to teach them about faith. Training in local languages helped pastors share the gospel more effectively with their communities' children.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.


current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Moyo, Zambia

Agriculture fuels the economy in this community, but poor harvests have left many families without a sustainable source of food and income. Low crop production is a result of numerous factors: drought, unpredictable rainfall, and insufficient farming tools and techniques. To cope, people have turned to fishing, hunting, or gathering wild fruits and plants for food, as well as selling traditional medicine for income. Farmers could benefit from loans to boost their businesses, but most of them do not have collateral required by lending institutions and also cannot afford high interest rates. In this community, the AIDS pandemic has impacted nearly every dimension of social and economic life, robbing children of their parents, decimating workforces, and isolating families. Sadly, people affected by the disease lack medical and emotional support in Moyo and would have to travel long distances to the district hospital for treatment. Another health challenge is the prevalence of diseases related to unclean water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene practices. Children who are already weakened by insufficient nutrition are especially susceptible to infections. The needs of children in this community often are neglected—either because they are left to care for themselves or their parents are too overwhelmed with other challenges. The education system is weak, with overcrowded classrooms and schools not easily accessible from remote villages. In many cases, children drop out because of early marriage or financial difficulties. Among especially impoverished families, marriage is an acceptable solution to lessen financial burdens. It also provides families with extra hands for labor and household chores. Sadly, adults rarely consider the needs and opinions of children when making important decisions.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 10 years.
Moyo, Zambia is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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