Entries by admin-cornelius

Launching this week, our 10th Anniversary Fundraising Challenge!

This year marks BFZ’s ten-year anniversary. Over the past decade, and thanks to the generosity of supporters, our sponsorship programme has supported hundreds of children to achieve an education that would otherwise have been out of reach. Many more children and young people have benefited from weekly wellbeing sessions and one-off workshops addressing areas of pressing need in Zambia such as child […]

Low Rainfall Levels, Poor Crops.

By Katie Anne Smith, Brighter Futures Zambia co-founder and trustee Zambia is currently experiencing a prolonged drought caused largely by the low rainfall during the ‘rainy season’ which runs from November to March. This season rains did not arrive until January and were then light and sporadic. The Southern Province, where the community groups BFZ support are located, is worst affected. Households are […]

Education BREAKS the poverty cycle.

By Jennie Smith, Brighter Futures Zambia co-founder and trustee Felix did not have the easiest start in life. He was orphaned when he was still a child and brought up by his Grandmother, Clementina. Clementina has been an active volunteer with Brighter Futures in Zambia since our beginnings. Alongside bringing up her two biological children, she took seven orphans into her […]