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
Overall, countries in the region have seen a decrease in reported cases through August and December.
World Renew staff continue to feel hopeful that the government’s strong and decisive action have minimized the number of cases in the region and helped to control the virus. World Renew’s work in the region continues, including conservation agriculture, maternal and child health, and village savings and loan, using some modified approaches that respect physical distancing. Our trauma-healing work also continues, which is disseminated through the radio and continues to inspire hope and healing in families and communities. In addition, World Renew is distributing handwashing kits throughout the region to aid governments in slowing the transmission of the virus.