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Project information

Food Aid for Zambia

Two-thirds of the population of Zambia live on less than 60p a day and suffer from lack of food and job security. This is around 7.5 million people. In addition, death and ill health from HIV & AIDS is high, and there are an estimated 130,000 people on antiretroviral treatment. Without proper nutrition, the antiretroviral medication won’t work. VSO is striving to change this by improving nutrition for 800 families affected by HIV & AIDS, enhancing household food production, promoting alternative strategies to make a living and helping to reduce the burden of care from women. VSO also aims to make disadvantaged Zambians more aware of prevention, treatment and support services available.

This two-year project has a funding requirement of £40,000.

* Statistics source: United Nations and VSO

Charity information: Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

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