Restoring their laughter
What does it mean to enjoy a “normal” childhood?
It’s a question so many girls and boys in Zambia ponder every day. Sadly, far too few of them know how to answer — their youthful innocence shattered by harsh realities they cannot control:
- More than one million children orphaned by HIV/AIDS
- As many as 20,000 acting as heads-of-household
- Nearly 100,000 under the age of five dying every year
- Countless youth victimized by trafficking, abuse and life on the streets
You can help us change this.
Since 1982, when Salesian missionaries first arrived in the northwestern village of Kazembe, we have been serving Zambia’s most impoverished children with the programs and services they need to address most of their urgent, and longer-term, needs.
“In everything we do, we treat youth with kindness,” says Brother Robert Malusa, who serves in Lufubu. “And you can see the impact of that kindness on their faces: they smile again!”
With your support, we can extend this kindness to many more deserving children — in Zambia, and around the world.