Our work in
In Luangwa, Zambia, we are helping children and their families to thrive.
By 2026,our partners and families in Luangwa envisage communities in which children and youth have their basic needs met, and are protected from all forms of harm and abuse. Until then, we need your help to implement our life-changing programmes and projects for children in Luangwa, Zambia.
ChildFund works in the rural district of Luangwa in Zambia, near the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and Luangwa rivers. Its geographical location means that wild animals roam free in these communities. Animal-human conflict is a regular occurrence resulting in damaged crops and sometimes loss of human life.
There are roughly 2,000 New Zealanders who support our work in Zambia each month.
Sponsor a child
For young girls like Onet, having a sponsor means they can access safe drinking water, a quality education and healthcare when they're sick.
As a child sponsor, you'll have the opportunity to watch as your sponsored child grows up healthy, happy and able to achieve their dreams.
Water and Sanitation
In Luangwa, people walk very far to collect contaminated water for their families to consume.
ChildFund donors are helping by building safe water access points and boreholes nearby, and more.
Farmers in Luangwa face regular droughts, and when crops are grown, they aren't worth much. Animal-human conflict is also a big threat, due to the grazing wildlife in the local area.
Donors help by providing chickens, dairy goats, seeds for trees and new crops, training on alternate income-generation techniques, and much more.
Without adequate materials, teachers or classrooms, many students don't complete a full course of primary school.
ChildFund supporters are helping build new classrooms, teacher's houses, and more.
Health centres in the region are far away, understaffed and don't have adequate medical supplies.
Our donors have constructed nearby clinics, provided trainings, distributed bed nets and more.