Hamaundu Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

15 new savings groups provided interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don’t have access to traditional banking services, empowering them to plan for the future, start businesses, and meet their children’s basic needs. In order to improve productivity and increase food supplies we trained 16 farmers in livestock management and disease control. As a result of the training we provided to mothers' groups, 38 children were identified as malnourished and referred to the local clinic for a nutrition intervention. More than 4,000 children received Vitamin A when we partnered with the Ministry of Health on child health campaigns in remote villages. Vitamin A protects against blindness and disease. We built a new hospital and rural health center to replace a dilapidated health clinic that was missing a roof, water, electricity, supplies, and medicines. 4,227 people gained access to clean water when we constructed 16 new borehole wells. In addition, we rehabilitated six non-functioning borehole wells, enabling 1,388 people to regain access to clean water. In order to increase access to sanitation, 176 improved sanitary latrines were constructed in partnership with community members. In an effort to achieve Open Defecation Free status for the community, 13 leaders were trained to ensure each household in the community had a toilet, handwashing facility, and clean surroundings. We recruited and trained 15 new teachers to improve the teacher-to-pupil ratio, and we provided over 5,000 reading and math books to 13 schools, benefiting 2,500 students. To improve community resilience against natural disasters, an 18-member district disaster management committee was trained on the importance of emergency preparedness.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Protection|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Zambia>Southern

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health

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