Welcome to Ebenezer Child Care Trust
Ebenzer Child Care Trust - Livingstone, Zambia
We are located in Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia and home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. Africa is beautiful – with the grandeur and splendour of God’s wonderful Creation, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight which tourists travel from all over the world to see! The great Explorer David Livingstone said, “Sights like this must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight”.
With some of the most exquisite wildlife, flora and fauna in the world, Livingstone is truly a beautiful city and Zambia is a beautiful country, but Zambia is also home to extreme poverty, starvation, sickness and destitution.
In the midst of all this beauty, the KILLER DISEASE AIDS has caused havoc in many families. AIDS has blown across cities, towns and villages leaving in its trail many broken hearted people, young and old. With parents dying and leaving orphans, the old are left to care for their grandchildren, most with no income at all. Young children are found rummaging dustbins to find a meal and young adults get into all kinds of vices while trying to find a piece of bread. Children are ravaged by the storms of life at a very young age! For more information on the country, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia
We provide accommodation for over 50 children affected by HIV/AIDS
Our school is a place of RESTORATION for abused and neglected children
Our primary school has almost 350 children affected by HIV/AIDS
We have a Health Room where we give counselling and access to medical facilities to these children
As of 2011, Life expectancy in Zambia at birth is 43 years, maternal mortality is 830 per 100,000 pregnancies.
HIV incidence in Zambia has declined by more than 25% from 2001 to 2010, an indication that the epidemic appears to be declining.
In Zambia the number of midwives per 1,000 live births is 5 and 1 in 38 shows us the lifetime risk of death for pregnant women.
The Story of Anne
Anne was just six years old when we took her in
We met Anne when she was living with her sister and her brother in-law, who were drunkards. They used this little girl as their cook and nannie and did not send her to school. We, together with the Social Welfare Department, had a great tug-of-war getting her out, but today she is in our Girl’s Home very happy and content.
Anne now lives in Ebenezer Village in our Girl’s Home, with her House Mother and 10 young girls who come from similar backgrounds. We show Anne love and kindness and also provide her with all the necessities of life, including a school education and teaching her the many skills she will require to be able to support herself as an adult.