On Mondays and Fridays, breakfast is served! Women from the community volunteer to cook and serve. The program nourishes over 300 students, helping them to focus more in class and aid with their physical and cognitive development
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US
Statistics on hunger in Zambia are nothing short of alarming. Looking at it from the community has helped us understand even further the magnitude of the problem. According to the World food program
The prevalence of stunting in children – low growth for age – is 40 percent.
Fifteen percent of children in Zambia are underweight.
More than 350,000 people in the country are food insecure, i.e. they do not have access to a regular supply of healthy food.
The mortality rate among under-fives is 75/1000 live births
At 48 percent, Zambia has one of the highest rates of undernourished people in the world. In absolute figures, the number of undernourished people has more than doubled in the last 20 years to 7.4 million people. Approximately 40 percent of children under five suffer from stunting and 6 percent from wasting. Malnutrition rates are slightly higher among boys, and significantly higher among poor and rural children.
In both rural and urban households, poverty levels are highest amongst female-headed households with extreme poverty levels of more than 60 percent in rural areas and 15 percent in urban areas.
We would like to give make a difference and provide food for vulnerable children, possibly on a daily basis. With your help, we can make this happen. By donating to this cause, you are giving a child a chance at life.