Project information

The Butterfly Tree Orphan Support

There are over 710,000 orphans in Zambia, as a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, many have to drop out of school due to lack of funds.100% of all donations will be used to support these vulnerable children in education.

January 2008 - December 2013

Charity information: The Butterfly Tree

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  • Need

    Need

    The problem is trying to solve plight of orphans in Zambia. There are 710,000 orphans in Zambia. Funding will support children who have been orphaned through the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Many children have to drop out of school due to lack of funds, the charity aims to get all these children back into education as soon as possible.
    Education is the key to overcome poverty, hunger and disease and gives hope and a future to children who have been orphaned.

    Solution

    The problem will be solved by using funds to educate orphans in Zambia, providing them with access to safe, clean water, feeding programs and improved health facilities. Without these in place no advancement will be made.

    Education is free only up to grade seven and throughout the years uniforms, shoes and books have to be bought. After grade seven school and exam fees incur. We will provide all the above which will improve the chances for the orphans obtaining a better life.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide an education for orphans in Zambia with the aim of reducing poverty

    Activities

    » Advertise extensively on our website, newsletter and social networking sites.
    » Reach out to tourists globally who visit the villages for a cultural tour when travelling to the area of the Victoria Falls

    Success will be demonstrated by results from the orphans showing improved literacy skills, reduction in teenage pregnancies and a fall in the number of new cases of HIV.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our long term aim to see improved health and education facilities and a reduction in poverty and disease. Less teenage pregnancies and a chance for the orphans to live a life free of HIV and malaria. Receiving a full education also gives the orphans a chance of employment.

    Documenting the results to show donors, providing statistics, sending out newsletters and posting articles on the website and social networking sites.

    Risk

    The risks are orphans getting sick through lack of healthcare and unclean water and poor sanitation.

    We have considerably improved the sanitation and health care in the communities where we work and have added a new bore hole to each school. We provide mosquito nets and educational workshops on HIV/AIDS, malaria, water, teenage pregnancies, drugs and alcohol.

    Reporting

    We pride ourselves in our communication with our donors by giving regular feedback through email, reports, newsletters and social networking sites. We are very transparent and interact with our donors allowing them to have choice and say in where their funds are directed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Orphan Support This amount will support the education of 500 orphans for one year

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Pledges £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Documenting the results to show donors, sending out newsletters and posting articles on the website and social networking sites. The more orphans that are educated the more we can show the decline in problems brought about by poverty.

    Beneficiaries

    Orphans, vulnerable children and local schools will benefit from this project. The Chiefdom population is in excess of 20,000.

    The area is close to the Victoria Falls and Livingstone, the capitol of tourism for Zambia. There is a National Park and many tourist activities Once the children are edcuated they have a chance of employment through tourism and related causes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Butterfly Tree has over six of years experience in this field and is currently funding over 500 orphans in education besides providing support to thousands of vulnerable children. We are all volunteers enabling the funds to go directly into the projects with no personal fees are deducted.

    We have a trustworthy and experienced team on the ground, which includes a Head Teacher, Chairman of the HIV/AIDS board for the Southern Province and a clinical officer.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Presley Mulenga

    Member of The Butterfly Tree in Zambia, Head Teacher and Reverend, who will be responsible for the project.

    Mupotola Siloka

    Secretary of The Butterfly Tree & Chairman of the HIV/AIDS board for the Southern Province of Zambia. Administrator and advisor to the project

Change for the Better

Change for the Better

£110

Provides education for a pupil for one year

They need only the essentials in life - water, food, health and education

Jane Kaye-Bailey