Shamabanse community profile
Shamabanse is located near the town of Kabwe. The community has a population of 20 000 and faces the constant struggle to rise above poverty. The unemployment rate is an alarming 80%, a figure that leads to deficits in nutrition, housing, care and education. Some families try to earn a living by trading, and many try to farm, but it is only a means to survival. There is no money for tuition or supplies and children struggle to attend school.
HIV/AIDS has affected the community dramatically, with a prevalence rate of 20%. Parents have died in many circumstances, leaving orphans left to cope with life alone. 11 churches are currently working on community projects, giving support to widows and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS.
The needs in the community
What we are doing