Zambia is one of the least developed nations in the world and it has one of the highest chronic poverty rates and the greatest difference between the rich and the poor in the world. High tin production paved the way for strong economic growth but this has slowed down significantly in the last few years. The country is also struggling with high unemployment, extremely high malnutrition, poor infrastructure and a lack of qualified workforce. The most affected and vulnerable are people in remote country areas, especially women and girls.
Since 2017 we have been working in the Western Province of Zambia where over 80 % of inhabitants live in extreme poverty. We aim chiefly at the most vulnerable groups of inhabitants struggling with the lack of financial resources and high malnutrition rates. We work with communities to create sustainable forms of agriculture which would encompass increased production and lower rate of malnutrition with children, pregnant and nursing women. At the same time we are trying to facilitate access to markets for local people so they can become financially independent and could further invest in their livelihoods. An emphasis on good hygiene habits that prevent spreading life-threatening diseases is indispensable part of our programmes. Last but not least, we promote education and efficient use of sustainable sources of thermal energy.