Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: September 11, 2011, 8:12 AM
MISSION AND PURPOSE OF CHILDHOPE CHILDHOPE-Zambia is a non profit; non governmental organization registered in 1999 under the society Act of Zambia in 1999 on registration number ORS/109/35/2091.The overall aim of CHILDHOPE is to work towards attaining rural child survival, poverty alleviation and reducing the escalating transmission of HIV/AIDS pandemic which has left many children as orphans and destitutes.The children have lost one or both parents due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.Most people in the communities have become HIV/AIDS victims,People living with HIV/AIDS also need food and good shelter to lead better lives.
CHILDHOPE operates in the southern province of Zambia in Chief Mwanachingwala`s area in Magoye, approximately 165km from its secretariat in Lusaka. Since its establishment in August 1998, CHILDHOPE has received tremendous response from the people who are beneficiaries to the project products. The organisation has also received good support from the Government of Zambia,wellwishers,foundations,individulas just to mention a few.However,CHILDHOPE requires m ore support to solve more of the children`s problems listed in its profile and to give support to people living with HIV/AIDS.The initial goal was focused on improving the living standards of orphans and other vulnerable children and to reduce poverty among them.
CHILDHOPE covers the following villages around Chief Mwanachingwala: Simwaba, Naleza, Manyana, Chalimbana, Dindi, Munenga and Itebe. In each village CHILDHOPE is operating, there are village committees headed by the village chairperson. This helps CHILDHOPE activities go as planned since these committees are involved in the day to day running of the activities. However, these committees work as volunteers. In each village committee, there are 10 members. There is a lot to be done for the children in the rural areas. Given enough resources, CHILDHOPE would expand its programmes to the other villages within the Chiefdom since there are a lot of requests to do so from the other villages. CHILDHOPE supports over 1000 children in the above mentioned villages. Most of them are affected by HIV/AIDS. However, the trying times and situation of poverty in the developing or third world countries is undermining the very capacities that are already strained. The fight for the provision of this facility should be complimentary if more is to be achieved in Zambia. However, because of the continuous increase in the number of children becoming orphaned due to their parents dying of HIV/AIDS and its related diseases, CHILDHOPE also embarked on HIV/AIDS awareness programmes. PROBLEM STATEMENT Once one of Africa