Zambia: Our Founding Partnership
Through our partnership, Hope Ministries provides high-impact nutrition, education and healthcare programming to over 540 vulnerable children in Zambia.
At the launch of the Spark Ventures partnership, Hope served 70 children in a rented facility with no paid staff, no supplies, meals or health services. Today, Hope has a thriving campus serving over 450 children and their families year-round. Each day students often receive their only or best meal of the day here. They are tested and treated for malaria and other diseases, and they are receiving one of the best primary educations in the area. They have maintained a 100% primary school graduation rate for every class since 2010.
Spark has created over 40 jobs through partnership support, including agriculture jobs through a poultry farm and vegetable farm launched to contribute profits back to the school.