Project #310 | Graduation Approach to Poverty Alleviation in Zambia
Our Partnership with Alliance for Children Everywhere
Zambia faces multiple challenges including food insecurity, climate change, and deforestation. These challenges are especially felt by families living in rural communities, over half of whom live under the poverty line. Poverty stems from interrelated factors including reliance on costly imports and exports, unpredictable weather events, poor soil quality, and lack of access to loans. As a result, over 40% of Zambia’s children face at least three hardships: lack of access to education, housing, food, water and/or sanitation resources.
ODW is partnering with Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE) to empower impoverished households with vulnerable children to meet their basic needs while improving their long-term financial stability. ACE supports families through food stipends, training and start-up funds to launch small businesses, savings groups, and regular mentorship to support participants’ unique goals. Through this partnership, 200 families will “graduate” from extreme poverty and experience the freedom of economic empowerment!
PEOPLE WILL START SMALL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES
FAMILY MEMBERS WILL HAVE IMPROVED HEALTH AND FINANCIAL STABILITY
OF FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO EAT AT LEAST TWO MEALS A DAY
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.