Care International in Zambia pledges continued assistance to Zambia in to end poverty and inequality in society.
Care International in Zambia Country Director Chikwe Mbweeda says inequality which exists in society has given the institution the determination to address the root cause of poverty affecting many Zambians.
Speaking in Lusaka during the celebration to mark the 30 years of existence in the country, Mrs Mbeeda told the gathering that social and economic freedom of women holds the key to achieve success of better livelihood.
During its 30 years of existence in the country, Care International in Zambia has managed to reach over 10 million beneficiaries from its programmes aimed at ending poverty and inequality.
The Country Director has since thanked the bilateral, multilateral donors, individuals, and the private sector for helping the organization to reach the 10 million people.
The Organisation is implementing the Nyenyezi programme which is implementing interventions that are registering high impact on adolescent girls who dropped out of School due to pregnancy.
The Care International Director , however, pointed out that Zambia, like many other countries within the Southern region, continues to bear the effect of the climate change crisis.
“At care we are concerned about the impact of flooding and how frequent climatic shocks are affecting women and girls especially in rural areas which are bearing the brunt of the devastation,” Mrs Mbeeda said.
Care International in Canada Chief Executive Officer Barbara Grantham said as an international organization their focus for 30 years will be on lifting the lives of women and girls so that they can have a better status in society.
“The 30 years of work here in Zambia and around the globe is showing that when women are safe, healthy, when they have a dignified lifestyle, their families become better and that of the community members, and the whole world” she said.
Care International in the United States of America president Michelle Nunn said at global level care plans to reach 200 million people and Zambia is leading the way as can be witnessed with the celebration of 30 years in helping to better the lives of communities.