While Zambia is a beautiful land – home to the largest waterfall in the world, beautiful lakes, and amazing wildlife – it is also struggling under the burden of poverty. High unemployment, frequent drought, and the pandemic spread of HIV and AIDS are all barriers to prosperity. Outreach programs focus on the long-term chronic needs of the most impoverished Zambian people. A large focus of the work is improving the agricultural and health skills of those that struggle to grow enough food to feed themselves and find basic access to health care.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
After years of pronounced drought, the rains have continued well in Zambia and a good harvest is expected across the country. That being said, the economy is still sluggish due to concerns about an upcoming election in August and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Infection levels have reduced from earlier highs in the last years, and Zambia just received a first batch of vaccines which are being distributed countrywide.
Pray that vaccines are allocated to those with the highest priority, and that people do not become complacent about COVID.
COVID-19 has crippled local communities in Zambia. Some estimates say humanitarian progress has been set back 25 years by this pandemic. Your gifts to Zambia go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.