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The Livingstone Anglican Children’s Project (LACP) was founded in 1996 to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children who are infected and affected by the virus.  We work for the benefit of all, irrespective of faith, belief, race or gender.


OUR VISION

To build communities in which families are free of HIV/AIDS and are able to sustain all children economically and emotionally.

OUR MISSION

  • LACP strives to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children who are affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS.  LACP is a community and faith-based organisation which works for the benefit of all, irrespective of faith or belief.
  • LACP works to give direct support to children within its community, to sustain families, to keep children within families and to give hope to orphans and vulnerable children.
  • LACP works through volunteer caregivers, through elected community representatives and through counselling.  It seeks to mobilise communities, to help empower families and to support their economic activities so that they can become self-sustaining and can manage their lives – including the care of their orphans and vulnerable children.
  • LACP works with schools and other organisations to support vulnerable children, to promote their education, and to sensitise and educate the wider community on issues of HIV/AIDS and children.


ABOUT ZAMBIA

Quick Facts:
Population: 12.2 million
Area: 752,614 sq km
Capital City: Lusaka
Money: Zambian Kwacha
Major languages: Nyanja, Bemba, Lozi, Tonga and English
GDP per capita: $1023
HDI* ranking: 165 out of 177 countries
Life expectancy: 38.5

* The UNDP Human Development Index (HDI) measures a country’s achievements in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment and adjusted real income.

Often described as the ‘real Africa’ for tourists, Zambia is a country of stunning scenery amongst savannah woodlands and grasslands, a vast array of wildlife, home to the mighty Victoria Falls and some of the friendliest, warmest people in Africa.  Zambia is situated on the great plateau of Central Africa and experiences a tropical climate with three distinct seasons namely the cool and dry season, the hot and dry season and the hot and wet season.

With abundant natural resources including vast deposits of copper and cobalt and plentiful water supplies it is also a country experiencing the suffering of poverty and the far reaching devastation that HIV/AIDS causes its people.  One of the worst affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV prevalence rate in Zambia has been estimated to be 14.3% amongst adults between the ages of 15 and 49.  Consequently, there are increased numbers of widowed or vulnerable women and approximately 1.3 million orphaned and vulnerable children, three quarters of whom have been orphaned as a result of HIV.  Many of these children find themselves out of home and school and on the streets, exposing themselves to the dangers of crime, sexual abuse and child labour.

Zambia is, however, fortunate to have enjoyed stability for a long time and the country is working with optimism to rise from the personal and economic suffering and hardships which touch the lives of so many.

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