We are here to help develop Zambia!

Welcome To Hearts for Zambia

Welcome to Hearts for Zambia Our mission…… ”to support and promote the work of the Sisters of the Child Jesus in meeting the critical and long term needs of orphans and vulnerable children and families in the Northern Province of Zambia.” Since our beginnings in 2008 we have been able to transfer over $100,000 directly to the Sisters of the Child Jesus in Kasama, Zambia, for their work with children and families impacted by the AIDS/HIV pandemic. Food, nurture, health, education, job skill development – all are crucial pieces of this ministry to needy children. This work has been blessed by the continuing support of many faithful donors. It is our hope that you will be inspired by the results you will see here. Please browse through the various pages and if you feel moved to join in helping to transform children’s lives, please contact us! Gratefully, HeartsforZambia.org

Meet the Sisters

Formed in 1926, the Sisters of the Child Jesus are an indigenous order of Zambian nuns with the motto “Apostles to our own people”, ministering largely in their own language, Bemba. They carry out the work listed below with an amazing amount of energy, faithfulness and great joy. Their Generalate, or headquarters, is located in Kasama, a city of some 200,000, where a small number of Sisters maintain residence. There are currently 140 Sisters divided into communities in 24 widely diverse places of ministry:

Help Today!

ou may have been considering how you can help others in this world. There’s the horrific pandemic of HIV and AIDS, economic uncertainties, malaria, and global hunger and malnutrition. Where do you start? We are aware that all of us can easily become overwhelmed with requests to help meet needs in our world and in our community. It’s difficult to know how to assist, which plea to honor, or how donations will be handled. None of us wants our donation to be misused or too much to be spent on “overhead”. When we began Hearts for Zambia (HFZ), we had those same concerns. You can be confident that financial donations made to HFZ are wired directly from our US bank account to a designated bank account in Kasama, Zambia, accessible only by the three Sisters who manage the programs we support. The Sisters do not use any of these funds to support the Order. The HFZ Board voted to keep operating expenses at 5% or below. That means that 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to serve the children. However, when donations are designated for food, 100% of that donation is sent.