Horizon was called into being by God in late 2001 because of the conviction that we have to save the children of this world, for if we don’t, no one else will.
This is why our mission is to “create a world of hope through African orphans.”
The Bible says it this way:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).
One of the best ways to help save orphans is to encourage, equip, and empower those who care for them.
Our orphan caregivers and their well-being is essential to our orphan care success.
This is why our Horizon Zambia team wants to establish sewing, knitting, and cooking projects in each of the Lusaka Townships and Districts where we sponsor kids.
Joshua and Jessie Sachipita, our Project Managers in Chaisa and Chazanga Compounds of Lusaka, and Derrick and Mercy Banda, our leaders in Chongwe District, dream of establishing Sewing and Knitting Centers for their orphan caregivers.
Through these Centers, caregivers and older orphans will learn to sew and knit, and will be able to make their own clothes and make clothing to sell.
Another dream that the Sachipitas and Bandas have is to establish Cooking Centers, where caregivers and older orphans can learn to cook and make food to sell.
By teaching our caregivers and older orphans these vital life skills, we will empower them to better care for younger orphans and reduce their dependency upon child sponsorship.
Each sewing and knitting machine costs $610. Our goal is to purchase six sewing machines and six knitting machines—three of each for Chaisa and Chazanga, and three of each for Chongwe.
The total cost for the sewing and knitting projects is $7,320 (USD).
Six gas cookers are also needed to launch the cooking projects.
Each gas cooker costs $610, for a total needed of $3,660.
Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more will help us to encourage, equip, and empower our orphan caregivers to care for the orphans under their supervision through these life skill centers.
With your help, we will establish these initial Centers. Then we will work on opening others in Zambia and beyond.
Grateful for you,
Founder and President