Against All Odds - Kathryn’s Story
Alfonsias Haamanjanji Jun 29, 2019 1:07:00 PM

We had no sooner pulled into her village compound, when Kathryn rushed out of the vehicle to embrace the four little girls she now calls her sisters. Her aunt dropped a bundle of small sweeping sticks and in her haste...

Gender Equality Restores a Family
Mutinta Chiseko Apr 30, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Gender equality is essential to human development. Many women in Zambia have suffered unequal treatment simply because they are female. Josephine (28) of southern Zambia, is one of these women. Josephine is a...

An “acronym soup” that empowers moms and saves lives?
Lori Chuchu-Ryan Apr 8, 2019 9:47:38 AM

CHWs, ttC, 7-11, PDH. These aren’t just your ordinary acronyms. They stand for the very simple, very powerful approaches World Vision is using to strengthen health care systems and save the lives of moms and...

The Joy in Child Spacing
Mutinta Chiseko Mar 29, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Previous Mukombwe, 40, is a blissful and high-spirited mother of eight beautiful children, four boys and four girls. She is married to Airman, 46, who is a peasant farmer. Growing up in a poor, remote village, Previous...

Mukkuli is a Shining Example
Alfonsias Haamanjanji Mar 13, 2019 12:07:00 PM

“It is unbelievable that my dream of becoming a teacher has finally come true,” says Mukkuli Zimana, 24. Mukkuli believes that without the financial help she received from World Vision through their Education program,...

Water Restores Hope
Mutinta Chiseko Feb 20, 2019 12:08:00 PM

The production of crops has been the mainstay for the people of Shunganu village, a small remote sandy area in Western Zambia. While many people grow cash crops as the main source of livelihood, Harriet Sikumbi, a...

A Light of Hope: The Loveness Story
Alfonsias Haamanjanji Dec 6, 2018 6:00:36 PM
Loveness at home

At only 17, Loveness has had her share of suffering. Having lost her father when she was only five, her mother has struggled to make ends meet, especially after her health began to decline....

Trained mom helps others avoid danger
World Vision Staff Dec 5, 2018 4:34:51 PM
Martha became a member of her local Safe Motherhood Action Group after giving birth to eight children without any of the knowledge she now shares with her pregnant neighbors. Her lack of knowledge nearly cost...
A call to serve
Mutinta Chiseko Nov 19, 2018 4:16:42 PM

After spending close to three hours on a bumpy, wet road, we finally arrived at our destination. It was a rural village with a cluster of 1-room structures made of mud and wood with thatched roofs. The village is in...

A borehole helps reduce calamities
Mutinta Chiseko Nov 19, 2018 4:13:59 PM

“I lost my pregnancy because my village had no proper water source,” says Kanyanga Muyenga, a 25-year-old woman from Western Zambia. Kanyanga is a young, single mother of two adorable children, a 10-year-old girl named...