Did You Know?
Did you know that…..
Zambia is a land-locked country in southern Africa.
Zambia has 72 tribes and hundreds of languages.
For the most part, Zambia has had a peaceful history unlike many of the surrounding countries.
Malambo works in Southern Province, Monze and the surrounding area, as well as the capital Lusaka. We have also worked in Siavonga.
The majority of Malambo projects are with the Tonga people.
Most of the people we work with live in rural communities in homes that are made of mud with thatch roofs. There is no electricity and many walk long distances for water.
Zambia has been in a decade-long drought cycle, making farming very difficult.
Staple foods include corn, pumpkin and tomato.
Zambia is rated 141 in the 2013 Human Development Index (Congo is 140 and Bangladesh 142)
Life expectancy at birth in 2014 was 53.
Copper, emeralds, zinc, lead and cobalt are all found in Zambia.
The Total Adult Literacy rate for 2008-2012 was 61.4%.