Women’s Visions need your help and it’s only one click away to donate! This mission trip will aide in the requested need of spiritual and commmunity support. The guides and directives observed will require a return trip on several occasions but this will be the initial analysis of the immediate need therein. We will have other volunteers that will aide in assistance to carry out the success of the mission. It is imperative to evaluate the conditions of the natives and and guide with immediate assistance to provide a satisfactory response. We will develop a strategy to minimize expanding hunger, lack of education and poverty at point of contact.
We have partnered with a church in Lusaka, Zambia called Path of Life. Their Apostle stated that there are 200 in total that we can start to serve. There are 90 men, 65 women and 45 children within their capacity. So, with that being said we need approximately $2500 on supplies (items include toiletries, under garments, hygiene essentials) to purchase to give away, $3500 travel expenses to start!
As seen in an article ~The education system in Lusaka, Zambia is very different than what we see in the US or other western countries. In Zambia there are two main types of schools: government schools and community schools. A government school is very similar to the system we are used to, except that a fee is charged to attend school. We are looking to work mostly with children who attend community schools, primarily because the fees for government schools are too expensive.
Community schools are run by individuals in the community who see a need or opportunity and open their own school in the area. The fee to attend a community school is significantly cheaper, but very often you get what you pay for. Community schools often only last two hours a day so that more children can be cycled in. Access to books, supplies, proper curriculum and quality teaching is often hard to get on such a tight budget and is lacking in most community schools. Many of the schools have very old facilities with exposed electrical wires or inadequate plumbing.
Zambia is experiencing a generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic, with a national HIV prevalence rate of 17 per cent among adults ages 15 to 49. Africa is the leader in the world with 65% victims. As per the 2000 Zambian census, the people affected by HIV or AIDS constituted 15 per cent of the total population, amounting to one million, of which 60% estimated were women. The pandemic results in increased number of orphans, with an estimated 600,000 orphans in the country. It was prevalent more in urban areas compared to rural and among all provinces, Copperbelt Province and Lusaka Province had higher occurrence.
With your help you will aide food, aide in travel and hotel accommodations for at least 4 of our volunteers! We need your support to make this happen!
We are ready for ministering and strategic planning on this week long mission. You are only one click away to contributing to change and making a difference in this world! Remember all donations are tax deductible as we are a 501C-3 organization!