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: 2019

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.

  • 20 children learned about the injustice of child marriage and helped rescue 6 girls from becoming child brides.
  • 400 children learned how to protect themselves from injustices through their teachers and child protection groups.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • 1,187 infants under 6 months were protected from malnutrition through counseling and exclusive breastfeeding.
  • 1,148 children were vaccinated, representing the immunization of 92.6% of children in Moyo.

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.

  • 450 children have started a new literacy program, enabling them to read, write and do basic arithmetic.
  • 500 new desks were provided to 6 schools, improving the learning environment and increasing student attendance.

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.

  • 8,928 children indicated they experience God's love at home after parents were taught positive-parenting techniques.
  • 23 villages replaced harmful cultural practices with child protection laws to ensure the well-being of children.
  • Through fun activities, 4,000 children had the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of God, including a Bible quiz where 10 winners got to travel to the capitol city. Nearly 100 percent of youth reported experiencing God's love.

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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