ChildFund Zambia says it has continued to mobilize resources focused on mitigating the effects of the pandemic especially amongst children.
ChildFund Zambia Acting Country Director Doras Chirwa says they have raised over 10 million kwacha to support schools, selected health centers and vulnerable households.
Ms. Chirwa says a total of 101 health centers and 141 schools in ten districts have continued receiving support in form of protective clothing, infra-red thermometers, sanitizers and other hand washing facilities.
She has announced that through the emergency social cash transfer program, over 2000 vulnerable families in Luangwa district have been rescued from acute hunger.
“With funding from our partners who include ChildFund International, the Germany and New Zealand Governments, families have been receiving a total of 400 Kwacha per month. Priority is given to vulnerable families who include child and female headed households”. She said.
“Most of these beneficiaries have reported being able to invest in small livestock, completing their building projects and also being able to meet their children’s educational needs”. She added.
She states that however, they realize that the number of families needing this kind of support is still growing hence they will continue to lobby for funding so that this could be scaled up.