Levels of poverty remain high across Zambia, with over half of the population living in poverty. In rural communities, this rises to almost 77%. Additionally, more than half of the population is under the age of 18.
Our child poverty work will:
We will focus on children under the age of five that are receiving social protection in rural areas of Copperbelt, Western and Luapula provinces. Our research will focus on the mining district of Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt province where, despite high levels of mining activities, poverty remains stubbornly high.
Be the voice:
Achieve results at scale:
Save the Children has collaborated with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services to introduce, replicate and pioneer high impact low cost interventions in Zambia, such as Resourcing Families for Better Nutrition ('Cash Plus' for nutrition), Parenting Without Violence, Household Economy Analysis and Nourishing the Youngest. These evidence-based approaches have been delivered through national, district-wide and community based programmes. Our programming is implemented in line with the government plans and policies to ensure continuity and ownership by duty bearers.