Dear Friend: Happy July! Our teams in San Diego and in Lusaka are working to eradicate malaria in Zambia. Malaria, which is both preventable and curable, is still a public health challenge as 88% of the Zambian population is at risk. Malaria could be fatal for children under five years of age as their immune systems are not yet fully developed.
Updates from the Field
Dear Friend: Hope you are having a fun summer! Our partner Jagruthi, continues to provide high quality health care and education to several hundred children of sex workers. Most children are undernourished, have access to little or no medical care, and live in unsanitary environments in and around Bengaluru, India. They need professional medical care, counseling, and education.
In March 2019, 209 new women were provided with a four-day business training. These women replaced the women who graduated earlier this year. This implies that in the first three months of 2019, 209 new businesses were started, and the 209 graduates are continuing to run businesses in the community.
Training in Business is critical to success
We are growing educators and leaders? Over the last 2-3 years, we have been encouraging older children to lead workshops during our weekly educational games and activities program.
Can Malaria be eliminated from Zambia: Zambia has set a lofty goal of eliminating malaria by 2021, even though malaria transmission rates continue to be high in all parts of the country. According to the USAID, this goal is ambitious, but within reach.
We can end AIDS: The UN has set a goal of ending AIDS by 2030. This can be achieved if 80%, (current number is 59%) of all people living with HIV are on treatment.
In 2017, generous donors such as yourself helped raise more than $30,000 for Power of Love's micro loans program in Zambia. These funds were used to provide new loans, business training, refresher training, and on-site business mentoring to 400 women entrepreneurs in Zambia.
Why "Safe Park"? Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world with an overwhelming 1.2 million orphans in a population of just 16.7 million. Most orphans live with extended families, grandmothers or older siblings and face disease, abuse and neglect.