Provided 38,000 meals to 125 children
- We’ve provided consistent and well-balanced nutrition in a country where 27% of children have stunted growth due to malnutrition. (WFP). Our feeding program has improved the health and school performance of our kids and lessened the personal and financial burdens of the adults (and extended community) that care for them.
Directly provided or facilitated third-party coverage of school fees for all children in need, and university support for three graduates.
- We are proud to report that 100% of Zara’s graduates have completed lower secondary school in a country where only 37% of the poorest children do so. (UNESCO)
Continued our partnership with Lalela, based in South Africa.
- The program has been such a success for our younger age group that we’re planning to expand our partnership to provide Lalela’s amazing art curriculum to all of our children in 2019.
Successfully began building the infrastructure for our forthcoming agricultural program on our new land.
- We made significant progress on land development by fencing the land, sinking two boreholes (wells), and planting over 50 fruit trees which will bear fruit within two years. In 2019, we plan to begin poultry farming and growing vegetables using drip irrigation.