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We work in communities where evil has a stronghold. We fight in the areas where poverty has perverted peoples true identities, crushed their dignity, stolen their dreams, and removed all hope. It is in these pockets of darkness that we shine our light. It it here, that we seek restoration and transformation.

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Currently, our work is focused on the Southern Province of Zambia.

WHY ZAMBIA?
POPULATION: 15,510,711
(CIA WORLD FACTBOOK)

MEDIAN AGE: 16.7
(CIA WORLD FACTBOOK)

TOTAL DEPENDENCY RATIO: 95.4%
the number of individuals that are likely to be economically
“dependent” on the support of others
(CIA WORLD FACTBOOK)

1.2 – 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV
(UNAIDS – 2015 DATA)

94,000 CHILDREN LIVING WITH HIV
(UNAIDS – 2015 DATA)

7.7 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 (49%)
(UNICEF)


1.2 MILLION ORPHANS UNDER THE AGE OF 15
(UNICEF)

450,000 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN ORPHANED BY AIDS
(UNAIDS – 2015 DATA)

20,000 CHILDREN ARE STREET WORKING/LIVING (estimate)
(UNICEF)

NET ATTENDANCE primary school RATIO: 72%
(UNICEF)

NET ATTENDANCE SECONDARY school RATIO: 46%
(UNICEF)

*ALL CIA WORLD FACTBOOK DATA FROM JANUARY 12, 2017



FOCUS AREAS
SOUTHERN PROVINCE


POPULATION//  2,000,000 (estimated)

PROVINCIAL CAPITAL// CHOMA
Known as the “Breadbasket of Zambia”
Average household size is 5.4

CHOMA DISTRICT
POPULATION//  307,881 (estimated)

Largest area of commercial farmland in Zambia
Produces the most maize in Zambia

Strong spiritual oppression & injustice

LIVINGSTONE DISTRICT

POPULATION//  179,087 (estimated)

Tourist capital of Zambia
Border district
High prostitution and exploitation

HIV/aids infection rate is 1 in 3 people