Our Mission

African Vision of Hope is a Christian organization committed to bringing immediate and lasting solutions to children and families living in extreme poverty. We confront the root causes of poverty by providing opportunities to be educated, grow up healthy, develop leadership and economic skills and learn about God’s love.

Our Vision

So every Zambian child and their family may be released from extreme poverty to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.

Our History

15 years ago, a ripple was started. From one rented room in a tavern to 5 schools across Zambia, the last 15 years have brought incredible waves of change in the lives of thousands of Zambians. Generations have been impacted and poverty has been fought head-on.

In 2003, African Vision of Hope had 23 students, 1 classroom, and served 5,000 meals a year. Last year, all 5 schools totaled 3,000 students in attendance and served 700,000 meals. This is all because of YOU.

Thank you for 15 years of transforming lives. Here’s to 15 more!

Our Beliefs
Faith
  • We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God and divinely inspired.
  • One God exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His atoning death and resurrection.
  • Jesus Christ shed His blood for the salvation of the lost and sinful man.
  • Redemption comes only through believing in Jesus Christ as the One and Only Savior of the world.
Dedicated to the Poor
  • We are committed to being advocates for the poorest children and communities.
  • We desire to seek justice, share hope, relieve suffering and bring life changing transformation.
Stewards
  • We are stewards of the resources donated on behalf of those we serve. We are committed to high standards of financial accountability.

Our Values

Excellence

Excellence

Everything we say in speech and in serving are true reflection of our mission and values. We do the very best we can at all times, knowing that excellence does not mean the absence of mistakes, but it does mean the presence of determination, commitment, and hard work. We are generous with our giving of time, care, and finances.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for men.

– Colossians 3:23

Compassionate Action

Compassionate Action

We will listen and respond, speaking up for the vulnerable, the weak and those who have no voice. Compassion moves us to action through our finances, our hands and our heart. It is the very heart of Christ and we seek to align our actions with our purpose and beliefs.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

– James 1:27

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

– Proverbs 31:8-9

Investing eternally

Investing eternally

We choose to live and serve according to the truth found in scripture and are committed to storing up treasures in Heaven, not just with money but with our hearts and our heads.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

– Matthew 6:19

Partners

Partners

We are servant leaders and partners with the poor, our donors, staff and volunteers in this ministry. We suffer alongside of those we serve and work to give them an active voice and provide listening ears so they are active partners in solving problems. We value and respect the dignity and culture of these relationships as we work towards a common goal.

Children and families

Children and families

People matter to God and they matter to us. We believe children are a heritage and a blessing from God. We believe that each child should have a family and be encouraged and loved.

Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

– Psalm 127:3

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