Tag Archives: Zambia

The world turned upside down

The world turned upside down | World Vision Blog

Resheal and his mother, Esnart, look over letters from his sponsor with World Vision staffer Owen Sikuneta in Zambia while Chansa listens in. (Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

“The world turned upside down.” This well-known line from the hit musical Hamilton is a sentiment that’s true for many families—like Esnart’s in Zambia—who live in poverty.

But the world can be turned rightside-up again. Sometimes all it takes is a little generosity and a big dream.

Read Esnart’s story and the hope she has for her children’s future.

The gift of a baby blanket

The gift of a baby blanket | World Vision Blog

Margaret received a baby blanket for Esther, who was sick with pneumonia. (Photo: ©2013 World Vision/photo by Sylvia Nabanoba)

Are you ready for Giving Tuesday tomorrow? Early donations today will count toward the Thirty-One Gifts match up to $2,000,000 of product!

Blogger Rachel Teodoro writes about the impact this partnership made last year to help keep newborns warm. Read her story and give!

Magical moments in the kitchen

Magical moments in the kitchen | World Vision Blog

9-year-old Rosemary cooks nshima in Zambia. She dreams of becoming a chef! (Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Cooking with your grandmother, sharing a meal with family—these are some of the special moments we look forward to during the Christmas season, or remember fondly from past holidays.

For 9-year-old Rosemary, the magic of cooking and eating together is a big part of her dream to become a chef!

See what's making Rosemary's dream possible.

A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water

A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water | World Vision Blog

Jeneta Sneele, a 59-year-old grandmother, waters her garden with water from a World Vision solar-powered mechanized borehole in Zambia. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Jeneta is 59 and used to carry 40 pounds of water on her head, uphill, with her granddaughter on her back. But not anymore.

Today, her village in Zambia has clean water brought right to them … and it's all solar powered!

Joseph the dairy farmer

Joseph the dairy farmer | World Vision Blog

In many World Vision communities, our development work often begins with clean water, but long-term it's much more comprehensive! 

From clean water to farming training to small business support, see what transformation means for Joseph, a dairy farmer in Zambia. 

Veronica the gardener

Veronica the gardener | World Vision Blog

In Gwembe, Zambia, a spring-fed system of tanks and pipes bring clean water throughout the community and to Veronica's garden, helping it thrive! (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

For the community of Gwembe in Zambia, a reliable source of clean water provides the cornerstone upon which all of this flourishing community's transformation rests. 

See what life used to be like for Veronica and her family and neighbors, and how far they've come today. 

Meet Raya, a Muppet on a mission

Meet Raya, a Muppet on a mission | World Vision Blog

9-year-old Ngonga hugs Sesame Street's Raya in Zambia. (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

9-year-old Ngonga hugs Raya, a Muppet on a mission! We've partnered with Sesame Street to teach kids in Zambia the importance of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. And we're bringing this life-saving message to four new schools every day.

Travel to Zambia with Raya and see how she's helping communities be healthier … and have fun!

Bringing families together

Bringing families together | World Vision Blog

Vedaste Nyunvira is a model farmer in Rwanda. The farming techniques he is learning through the Resilient Livelihoods program have significantly increased his crop yield. (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

An idea that began in a rice field in Tanzania is today building "Resilient Livelihoods" for farmers across five countries in Africa and empowering their families to grow greater together through transformation and forgiveness.

See how this innovative program works!

Follow the Goats 7: The meaning of Christmas

Follow the Goats 7: The meaning of Christmas | World Vision Blog

It’s nighttime in Zambia. Billy and Grampa Goat are resting in a goat shelter after a long day spent with Lita Munkombwe and her three goats, Mama, Maria, and Mbuzi.

What is the meaning of Christmas … for goats? Today, at the end of their journey around the world, Grampa Goat explains to Billy the importance of that starry night many, many years ago. Read the conclusion of their adventure!

Rainbows and water

Rainbows and water | World Vision Blog

Leaving Zambia. (Photo: 2015 Rachel Teodoro)

For people like Molly in Zambia, water is life … and a challenge.

As blogger Rachel Teodoro walks in Molly's shoes, see how God's "heart breaks for the challenges that these people face" but how He is there, and the transformation already underway.

Motherhood in difficult places

Motherhood in difficult places | World Vision Blog

Felistus with her newborn twin boys in Zambia. (Photo: 2014 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Mothers in the most difficult parts of the world need help to have healthy pregnancies and healthy children.

Read what it was like for Felistus in Zambia to give birth to her twin boys by candlelight at an understaffed and under-supplied clinic, and how World Vision maternal and child health programs are bringing help and hope to mothers in communities around the world.

Moriah’s child

Moriah’s child | World Vision Blog

Moriah with photos of her new sponsored child, Claris. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

“The Easter story is a story of justice and the length that someone would go to bring justice to the world.”

See how a brand-new child sponsorship is helping to bring justice, happiness, and joy to a little girl in Zambia this Lenten season.

Benny’s smile

Benny’s smile | World Vision Blog

Benny Hampande in Zambia making bricks for their new church. (Photo: 2014 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Meet Benny in Zambia … a father who smiles because his family no longer has to worry about dirty water!

Read his story and see how clean water is helping this community expand their church.

PHOTOBLOG: A sick girl gets clean water

PHOTOBLOG: A sick girl gets clean water | World Vision Blog

Dorcas with her grandmother. (Photo: 2014 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Dorcas is 9 and lives in the Bulanda community in Zambia.

When World Vision first met her, she was gathering water four times each day from a disgusting water hole, in which animals sometimes died. Dorcas was often sick with diarrhea.

But life is turning around for Dorcas! See the change in her life through photos.

Pleading for clean water

Pleading for clean water | World Vision Blog

14-year-old Ruth fetches water from the water hole in Bulanda, Zambia. (Photo: 2014 Jon Warren/World Vision)

When we talk about people not having access to clean water, what does that really mean?

For the people of Bulanda, Zambia, it meant finding the fur of a drowned dog (and then the dog itself) in their only source of drinking water.

Read about the challenges that come without clean water, and this community's prayers and pleas for water … and an answer!

A prayer for Munang’andu

A prayer for Munang’andu | World Vision Blog

Munang’andu, a mother in Zambia whose 5-year-old son Wise drowned trying to fetch water from a hole. (Photo: 2014 Jon Warren/World Vision)

When communities don't have access to clean water, children and their families are at risk of many dangers: diarrhea and other illnesses like Guinea worm, long walks to carry heavy buckets, and more … sometimes as simple as having to reach down into a hole.

In Zambia, Munang'andu lost her 5-year-old son, Wise, when he fell into a water hole and drowned. He was trying to help her.

Read how loss but also hope for clean water remain with Munang'andu today.

The power of a grandmother’s love

The power of a grandmother’s love | World Vision Blog

Elizabeth with 2 of her 24 grandchildren in Zambia. (Photo: 2014 Collins Kaumba/World Vision)

Elizabeth in Zambia is the matriarch of her family. But this grandmother's primary role isn't only to love and dote on them … she's their provider. And for the past few years, she has struggled.

Through her church and a variety of World Vision programs, Elizabeth can now show her love to her family through food, education, health, and a life transformed out of poverty!