Moyo 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

29 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. To increase food supplies and income, we trained 125 households in raising goats for milk production, organic manure, and marketable products. 209 people were tested for HIV after we partnered with local leaders, teachers, and health staff to increase HIV and AIDS awareness. Those who tested positive were referred to the local health clinic for treatment. 25 youth were trained and empowered to educate their peers about HIV and AIDS prevention at Anti-AIDS clubs. 115 youth attended the clubs. 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. We helped the people in Moyo acquire toilets, showers, dish racks and refuse pits to improve sanitation. Community members were also trained in good hygiene practices such as washing their hands after using the toilets. We drilled eight additional borehole wells to increase community access to safe drinking water. 240 secondary school students and 18 teachers are benefiting from the quality learning environment in the newly completed Ndondi High School. The school features solar-powered electricity, a classroom laboratory, bathrooms, teacher houses, and clean water. In partnership with the Ministry of Education, we conducted literacy training with 20 community teachers and provided schools with over 1,700 new textbooks to improve children's reading skills. Community disaster management committees were formed and trained on early warning systems and disaster risk reductions. These committees conducted regular meetings in the community and reviewed their disaster preparedness plans.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Protection|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Zambia>Southern

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Other projects