A Seminary Student Sponsorship

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A Seminary Student Sponsorship

$100.00

You can be a part of a seminary student’s journey through the seminary program! You or a group you are part of can sponsor a seminary students to help cover the costs of their school fees through this monthly donation. Thank you for sharing Hope to the communities of Zambia through your sponsorship.

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With your donation, a seminary student will become well equipped to go out to other parts of Africa to share the gospel, plant a church, and help teach and train others.

About Zambia


Zambia, a landlocked country in south-central Africa, is about one-tenth larger than Texas.HIV/AIDS kills around 50,000 Zambians each year and has left around 1 million orphans throughout the entire country.

Daily life in rural communities revolves around agriculture, livestock and fishing. Everyday life can be a struggle, particularly when crops fail or people have to cope with illnesses.
Some village men head for the towns and cities to find work. Women often stay behind to care for children and elders. Many women carry out subsistence farming, growing food for their own families. They rely on local crafts, such as basket-weaving and pottery, for earning a little money or having items to exchange.

Quick Facts:

  • More than 15 Million people call Zambia home
  • The average girl stays in school only until she’s 13
  • 227 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • The average family earns less than $3 a day

Zambia

Village Life


Day to day survival for the children we minister to is very difficult. The school at Kabulonga sits in the city of Lusaka. This is the capital city of Zambia. Lusaka in total population is nearly 1.2 million people. As is customary with many large cities, Lusaka is broken into smaller communities and villages, often referred to as districts or compounds. Kalikiliki & Mtendere are considered “shanty” compounds.

This definition is given by Zambian officials due to the fact these compounds were unplanned and therefore are unserviced by the government. In Lusaka, there are nearly 37 of these compounds. The population of these compounds can change dynamically, but some of these have grown very large, Kalikili is estimated to be home to nearly 50,000 people.

Living & Economic Conditions

  • Houses are packed in tightly together.
  • Standard construction is considered very poor.
  • For most the tasks of cooking, laundering, bathing are all tasks completed outside.
  • Water is primarily a shared resource – “taps” or hydrants will be central to blocks of homes and shared by the community.
  • Unemployment is rampant – most work is “piece” work or day laboring.
  • Streets & roads are at best dirt & rock paths.
  • Even though there is a very high death rate for children under 5 in these conditions – children are abundant and a never ending product of these environments.
  • It is not uncommon for fathers to prostitute out young children for the price of a meal.

Possibly the very best description of these compounds can be summed up best by one of the recent graduates of AVOH, “these compounds are a very dark place to survive”.

Empowerment through education is the key to these children being lifted out of these dire living conditions. You have the opportunity to shine the light of Jesus into the hearts of these desperate children. A blessed opportunity through your relationship and the writing of letters to speak hope into a world that has become hopeless to them.

  • A Use For Everything

    A Use For Everything

    Nothing is wasted in the villages, including this old fridge that has been repurposed as a cabinet.

  • Selling Produce

    Selling Produce

    In the villages, it is common for people to be selling produce from their homes. This income is the only source for some families.

  • Washing Laundry

    Washing Laundry

    Most household chores such as laundry and bathing of the children are preformed in the front yard. The bucket is carried to the water tap, then the fresh water is boiled over a fire until it is warmed.

  • Dinner Is Cooking

    Dinner Is Cooking

    Nshima is being boiled for the daily meal at this home in the village.

  • Children From The Village

    Children From The Village

    These children represent the many that are awaiting a chance to go to school. These children know the pain of hunger and of loss.

  • AVOH Family

    AVOH Family

    This is one of our sponsored children from the village of Kalikiliki. A total of ten people call this 10′ x 15′ single room house home. This is not uncommon in the compounds.