Programs in Zambia

Working with Global Workers and Program Partners, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.


Flag of Zambia

Zambian Selected Statistics

  • Infant mortality: 64.7 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.17 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 14.9% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 63% of the total population can read and write
  • 60.5% of the population is below the poverty line
ERDO's ChildCARE Plus in Zambia

ChildCARE Plus in Zambia

Over 1,000 Zambian children are sponsored thanks to the generosity of caring Canadians.  ERDO has several ChildCARE Plus programs in Zambia, the majority of which are residential care programs run in conjunction with Villages of Hope Africa.  

We also partner with the Pentecostal Assemblies of God Zambia in a few different areas of Zambia.

The Villages of Hope ChildCARE Plus programs in Zambia minister to over 850 orphans and vulnerable children.

To sponsor a child in Zambia or another country, please click here>>


Food Assistance

Partnering with Trans Africa College, ERDO supports a Food Security program in Zambia which focuses on conservation agriculture training.  This means that there is no chemical fertilizer and that water is carefully managed. This program involves a demonstration farm located at the Trans Africa College site which enables the college students as well as the local community to receive training.


Prior Assistance in Zambia


ERDO water programs in Zambia


A beneficiary in the Hearts of Compassion program

Community Development


Working with funds generated by Canadian youth through the LIFE: Just Add Water campaign, ERDO was able to create two borewells to bring fresh water to needy communities. 

To read more about the importance of clean water programs, please click here

To read more about the Life campaign and what else this initiative has accomplished, please click here

To make a donation to our clean water programs, please click here


Hearts of Compassion – Psycho social support and Microfinance initiatives for AIDS widows.

ERDO, through PAOC Global Worker Cheryl Johnson partners with Hearts of Compassion a local organization that works with women widowed by HID/AIDS. This program is under the leadership of Pastor Elizabeth Sakalla and offers women small loans, training, business skills and the support they need to rebuild their lives through women’s events, support meetings and individual counseling.

To find out more about microfinance and the difference it makes, please click here

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