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: 2020

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.

  • 414 community members learned about child protection, helping to keep children safe from violence, neglect, and abuse.
  • 347 girls and boys received a birth certificate and are now recognized as citizens, allowing them to access vital services, such as healthcare and education.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 100% of babies less than 6 months old in our program were exclusively breastfed, helping to improve the nutrition and health of babies.
  • 2,520 children received information about COVID-19 in age-specific ways, helping them to stay healthy and protect themselves.
  • Worked with 14 local schools to ensure sanitary conditions. Each school received an infrared thermometer and at least one hand-washing facility. Also improved the water infrastructure, reaching 11 communities (3,165 individuals) with access to clean and safe water.

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.

  • 8,000 educational kits were given to school-age children as part of our COVID-19 response, helping them to keep learning at home.
  • 500 community members were trained to help them earn an income during COVID-19, so they can better provide for their families and children.
  • 1,200 children, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of our COVID-19 response, helping children to learn at home.

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.

  • 3,027 girls and boys took part in faith-based activities, that helped them to know, experience, and show God's love.
  • Trained 25 Congregation Hope Action Teams (CHATS) with knowledge regarding virus prevention and child protection, empowering them to use and teach this knowledge within their congregations and communities.

The numbers shown above are from a specific reporting time period, and include all children in the community who benefited from the programs listed.


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

In Moyo, the terrain is varied with plateaus, hills and trees scattered across the land. Families live in small homes made of bricks and mud with thatched roofs. A typical diet consists of maize, vegetables, fruit and sometimes fish. 'Nshima' is one of the most common meals, a porridge comprising vegetables and occasionally meat. The HIV and AIDS crisis has severely damaged the social fabric of the community, leaving many children without parents. With your help, we'll continue to support children and families here, empowering them to give their children a better future, especially the most vulnerable.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 11 years.
Moyo, Zambia is in Phase 3


  • We start by building relationships with local leaders and community members.
  • The community identifies their greatest challenges and develops an action plan.
  • The community nominates vulnerable children for sponsorship.


  • Community projects begin as we work shoulder to shoulder with families.
  • Excitement grows as families start experiencing positive change.
  • The well-being of children improves as solutions are implemented.


  • Local leaders and families take on more ownership and self-sufficiency grows.
  • The community and children grow stronger and healthier thanks to large improvements in areas like clean water, education, nutrition, and more.


  • After years of hard work, the community becomes self-reliant and is ready to graduate.
  • We celebrate their success and seek out the next community where God has blessings in store.

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