Most of the time, our focus is education and community development, but in times of crisis, we facilitate emergency assistance.
In the early 1990s, we began our work by meeting the immediate need of that time. The area was suffering from an extreme drought that lasted 3 or 4 years.
The emerging trend in the region is that droughts (and sometimes floods) are occurring more frequently and are more severe than before. Since early 2019, Africa has been suffering another particularly severe drought. The UN warns that the hunger crisis in the region will be larger than anything we’ve seen before. Currently, 45 million people across southern Africa urgently need food during the dry season.
Protecting Zambians from COVID-19
The first cases of COVID-19 in Zambia were found in March, 2020. Once these numbers rise, the impact could be devastating.
Most Zambians have limited access to clean water, much less soap. As well, there are still many children and parents who live with compromised immune systems due to HIV and AIDS. Malambo Grassroots is supporting rural villagers, seniors, and children to protect themselves from COVID-19 by educating them on good hygiene and distributing soap and buckets.