GIVING HOPE PROGRAM
Zambia is facing an unprecedented food crisis. More than 2.4 million people are affected and at least 430,000 people are experiencing severe food insecurity described as just one level below famine. Families are surviving by reducing the number of meals they eat a day, which is already leading to high levels of malnutrition.
In Zambia, 60 percent of people live below the poverty line and 42 percent are classified as extremely poor with levels of more than 60 percent in rural areas and 15 percent in urban areas.
Poverty rates are highest for female-headed households, with extreme poverty.
The effects of poverty are seen in children’s development. Around 15 percent of children in Zambia are underweight, and 40 percent are stunted.
Poverty is worst in rural Zambia, where 83 percent of people live below the poverty line.
Zambia’s isolation limits access to markets and technical training or skills, which hurts the economy and contributes to poverty.
Food insecurity is high, as more than 350,000 people in the country do not have access to a regular food supply.
Due to high food prices coupled with extreme poverty, families spend 64 percent of their income on basic food needs.
This project will be implemented in Livingstone, Zambia. The focus areas and communities that will be beneficiaries of this project are those that have many families / individuals that are vulnerable or in destitute situations. The following areas have been identified so far;
NB: Families and individuals that qualify to be beneficiaries of this project but live in communities that haven’t been mentioned above, will also be considered and selected after evaluation.
Single headed households
Widows and widowers
The Giving Hope program is a monthly program that is aimed at ending hunger and poverty alleviation in communities that have vulnerable or destitute people. The program will provide basic needs to the target population of the program.
The following items will be given to the beneficiaries on a monthly basis;
Program goal: Reducing hunger and vulnerability.
Providing food and groceries.