Emma’s Kids – Zambia
Current phase of support:
11 Double Orphans
305 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
Mufulira, also known as the "Place of Abundance" is in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia
SQ. MILE 125,336 POP.
Mufulira is located in Zambia, and is only 16km from the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This city was established in the 1930's and is known for it's copper mines. Though Zambia has one of the richest deposits of copper in the world, people living in Zambia, especially in rural areas are faced with an array of issues, such as extreme poverty, deaths from infections and destitution.
Emma's Kids provides hope and life to the children of Zambia.
A ministry that began in 1997, Emma's Kids is a refuge and outreach for the children left orphaned and abandoned in Zambia. The purpose of this home is to get children off the streets into an environment that is safe and is filled with the love of Christ. Emma’s Kids was founded by a couple who opened a small medical clinic, school and home for children and it now houses and feeds between 25-40 kids a day. Recognizing the merit of their work, the Zambian government also offered the orphanage a 99-year lease on 2,000 acres of nearby farmland, part of which they are currently cultivating to teach the children about agricultural methods and to grow crops.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
3 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
According to UNICEF, 64 per cent of the total population in Zambia lives below the poverty line. These numbers increase up to 80 per cent in rural areas.
Zambia has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world. It is estimated that 42% of women aged 20-24 years are married before the age of 18.
In 2015, approximately 50,000 adults and 8,900 children became newly infected with HIV in Zambia.
Emma's Kids Children's Home is located on 2000 acres of farmland in Mufulira, Zambia. Each child has their own bed and is given three meals a day, including snacks.
At Emma's Kids, the children are given medical treatment, recommended vaccinations and regular health examinations.
The staff and volunteers at Emma's Kids believe that hope begins with knowing the unconditional love of Jesus. The children attend church and prayer time is built into their daily routine.
All of the children who are of school age are enrolled in public school, and receive a quality education. In addition to school, they are given the opportunity to learn new practical skills, like agriculture.