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Despite recent economic progress, Zambia remains one of the least developed nations in the world. 2 out of 3 people live on under $2 a day and the majority of those who earn more barely make ends meet. 

Decent housing in urban areas remains unattainable and unaffordable for most people and slums abound. Most struggle to afford the frequent necessary repairs to their mud, wattle and grass thatch roof homes. In towns and cities, 1.3 million homes are urgently needed.

Cracked and broken walls invite rain and rodents into houses, which in turn pose serious health risks. Families are crowded into a single room, which usually also serve as a kitchen. Children are exposed daily to life-threatening environments.

Our partnership with Zambia is focused on supporting Habitat's Orphaned and Vulnerable Children programme which is building homes for the most vulnerable, training Change Agents to speak out about secure tenure and other issues affecting their community and providing construction skills training for young people.

Watch the video below to learn how Habitat for Humanity's programmes are supporting Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Zambia.

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