Zambia

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Caritas Czech Republic has been operating in Zambia since 2013 and with nearly 200 employees is our biggest mission abroad. We operate in five provinces - Lusaka Province, Luapula Province, Central Province, Western Province, and North-Western Province. In Zambia, we are also the main partner of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees); however, we also collaborate with a number of other important organizations.

Zambia development of maternal and child care

Our main activities are focused on reproductive health and nutrition, support of refugees, and development of economic self-sufficiency, primarily through sustainable agriculture.

Health and Nutrition

Between 2013 and 2018, we focused on improving accessibility and quality of maternal and child care, and developing training of midwives in the Western Province. Currently, we focus on support for production and consumption of nutritious food.

Economic Self-Sufficiency and Agriculture

In Zambia, agriculture plays an important role and represents a potentially sustainable source of livelihood. In our work to support agriculture, we focus on increasing profitability of farmers’ production, using agricultural innovations and efficient methods of farming. In collaboration with Mendel University in Brno, we are working to ensure that local farmers are able to adjust their farming in a way which will be sustainable, even in a changing climate. 

In Zambia, we also support development of small businesses, financial literacy, and specialized training as part of self-sufficiency strengthening. However, we also focus on connecting producers and consumers, and we provide farmers with financial support and training in management and business development.

Support for Refugees

Zambian farmersZambia is home to over 90,000 refugees and internally displaced persons. Most of them have very limited options regarding their own livelihoods, either due to strict government restrictions or conditions in places where Zambian refugee camps are located. The Zambian mission is also the main partner of UNHCR in the country and supports refugees in three refugee camps and in the capital city of Lusaka.

Our work focuses on accessibility to education for refugees, including accessibility to university scholarships, and on support of self-sufficiency through farming, which is the only possible livelihood in remote areas without basic infrastructure.

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Brian from Zambia now sells onion on the market again. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
February 3, 2022 News

Brian from Zambia now sells onion on the market again. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Brian Lupiya lives in the capital of Zambia. He has always sold onions at the local market in Lusaka to earn a living. But when the first cases of coronavirus appeared in Zambia and strict measures were put in place, Brian lost his job overnight. We helped the young Zambian to rebuild his small business.

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
January 20, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Richard is a two-year-old boy who, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the World Food Programme in Zambia, participated in the important Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MYCIN) and Growth, Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme that benefits his entire community and help him recover from Malnutrition.

Best of 2021 in Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia
January 7, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Best of 2021 in Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia

Just like 2020, the year 2021 was a year like no other. We had our highs and lows. It was more like a roller-coaster especially with the outbreaks of new Covid-19 variants. Despite the challenges that affected many, including Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, there were definitely moments that we cannot forget. Let us take you through our moments of 2021 that should be remembered. 

Zambian businesses affected by COVID-19 bounce back after a cash injection from Caritas
December 17, 2021 CCR-Zambia

Zambian businesses affected by COVID-19 bounce back after a cash injection from Caritas

The COVID-19 shock has been severe and widespread across businesses, with a persistent negative impact on sales. Small businesses particularly local traders across Zambia gravely felt the brunt of the financial dislocations with most small businesses completely shutting down, condemning hundreds of families into abject poverty. These businesses have bounced back after receiving grants from Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, through the cash-based multi-sectoral Intervention initiative project.