Ongolwe Womens Association

Zambia

Since 2004, our projects in Zambia (initially working alongside Heifer International) have transformed the lives of nearly 40,000 people in rural areas where the climate crisis, land degradation, poverty and hunger threaten lives every day. In the Eastern Province, where we have worked, 78% of people are classified as ’poor’, compared to a national average of 61%.

Through our community partnerships, and working alongside impactful organisations and supporters, families are now food secure, have stable livelihoods, and all members of the community are valued and included. In one project, crop production rose from 28% to 87% as farmers diversified giving them greater economic and food security.

We now work through our regional partner the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) who work with 90,000 people in rural Africa. This partnership has a shared vision and values for rural Zambia and, as we build on each other’s strengths, we can create even greater transformational change.