ZAMBIA
Country Facts
Population: 10,307,333
Climate: tropical; modified by
altitude; rainy season (Oct to
April)
Main industries: copper mining
and processing, construction,
foodstuffs, beverages,
chemicals, agriculture, tourism
Languages: English (official),
Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda,
Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and
about 70 other indigenous
languages
Literacy: 81%
Life expectancy: 35 years old
No. of adults and children living
with HIV/ AIDS rate (as of 2001):
1,200,000
No. of AIDS orphans (0-14) (as
of 2001): 570,000
% below poverty line: 86%
Zambia, a landlocked country in
south-central Africa, is about
one-tenth larger than Texas. It is
surrounded by Angola, Zaire,
Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique,
Zimbabwe, Botswana, and
Namibia. The country is mostly a
plateau that rises to 8,000 ft
(2,434 m) in the east. Formerly
Northern Rhodesia, the country
is named after the Zambezi River
Land of the legendary African
walking safari, earth's biggest
waterfall (Victoria Falls), the wild
Zambezi River, breath-taking
lakes and wetlands, a profusion
of birds, abundant wildlife, and
raw, pulsating wilderness, .......
all in one friendly country.
The fact still remains that
Zambia is a poverty stricken
nation -
Housing Need
During the 1920s and 1930s
copper mining spurred
development and immigration
into Zambia (then known as
Northern Rhodesia). Since this
time, the Zambian economy
predominantly hinged on copper
production and export. With
copper prices plummeting in the
early 1980’s, the economy
plunged into deep debt. This led
to significant job loss, inflation
and poverty. Despite progress in
privatization and budgetary
reform today, Zambia's
economic growth remains below
the 5% to 7% necessary to
significantly reduce poverty. As
urban migration increases,
It is estimated that 60% of the
population lives in the rural
areas. Housing needs in these
remote areas are considerable.
People depend mostly on
subsistence agriculture in the
villages for their income and live
in grass-thatched mud and
wattle structures that require
annual overhauling. Cracked
and broken walls invite serious
health risks, rain and rodents
into the house. Families are
crowded into a single room, and
children are introduced daily to
life-threatening conditions;
compounded by the growing
HIV/AIDS crisis, cities like
Lusaka and Ndola are unable to
provide adequate services and
infrastructure needed to support
the demand.
Proposed Schedule could include an optional 5 day Cape Town South Africa HIV/AIDS
and Cultural awareness Experience:

Day 1- Depart North America for Zambia
Day 2 Arrive Zambia
Day 3-7 Build or Lundazi work project Zambia
Day 8 R&R Safari or cultural
Day 9-13 build or work project
Day 14 Celebration
Day 15 Return to North America or post project safari visiting Victoria Falls (Zambia
side) and a Big 4 photo safari in Botswana or travel to Kruger area South Africa.
Zambia Housing and HIV/AIDS

It is estimated that 60% of the population lives in the
rural areas. Housing needs in these remote areas are
considerable. People depend mostly on subsistence
agriculture in the villages for their income and live in
grass-thatched mud and wattle structures that require
annual overhauling. Cracked and broken walls invite
serious health risks, rain and rodents into the house.
Families are crowded into a single room, and children
are introduced daily to life-threatening conditions. In
addition, compounded by the growing HIV/AIDS crisis,
cities like Lusaka and Ndola are unable to provide
adequate services and infrastructure needed to support
the demand of the influx of population looking for work
in the cities and there is also an overcrowding housing
crises in these locals.
The Republic of Zambia is a Southern African country landlocked just above Botswana. The
capitol is Lusaka and further west is located the famous great Zambezi River and Victoria
Falls. Zambia was inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherers and visited by
European explorers until occupied and colonized by the British as Northern Rhodesia. On
24 October 1964, the protectorate gained independence with the new name of Zambia,
derived from the river. Zambia's economy is mainly copper mining and there is now a push
for tourism.
    Africa is not a country - it is a
    massively diverse and enigmatic
    continent with many wonderful
    things to Experience....

   Anir's  programs in Zambia:
    Medical service for 3rd & 4th year medical students and medical
   professionals
   Habitat for Humanity enhanced builds (enhanced builds add cultural
   experiences before and after the build )