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Zambia


MEET THE PEOPLE WE SERVE IN ZAMBIA

Zambia contains many natural resources, but most Zambians must work in agricultutre to survive. There is rampant corruption, and over 60% percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Missionhurst aims to provide health care relief for some of the countless HIV/AIDS victims in Zambia, many of which are orphaned, homeless children with no access to health care. Fr. Pierre Ruquoy has dedicated himself to caring for AIDS orphans, helping to equip them with hope and education in attempts to aid in the rebuilding of Zambia.

Fr. Pierre

In response to Our Lord’s call to love and serve the vulnerable and defenseless, Fr. Pierre and his mission team serve the orphans of Zambia through Missionhurst’s  “Sunflower Family Center” — a community of homes for those children orphanage.

 

LEARN ABOUT OUR MISSION IN ZAMBIA


Zambia is host to over a million of orphaned children, most of whom will never receive an education or legitimate health care. In 2007, Missionhurst missionary Fr. Pierre Ruquoy launched a home for orphans in the capital of the Zambian Central Province called “The Sunflower Family Center.” “The Sunflower Family Center” now serves as a home for almost one hundred orphans and provides less fortunate children with shelter and food. A young boy named Daliso was one of the first five orphans taken into the Sunflower home where he lived happily and comfortably until he lost his battle with HIV/AIDS.



READ STORIES FROM THE MISSION FIELD

Fr. Peter Koh, a Missionhurst missionary in Zambia, helped a congregation of Catholic sisters establish an informal school system so that children could receive a basic education. Koh helped this fledgling educational program expand into a multifaceted educational opportunity for the community, which now includes a library and a computer center. What began as an elementary school program is now recognized as Catholic primary school with trained educators.



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HOW TO SUPPORT THIS MISSION


If helping to improve the lives of countless orphans in Zambia resonates with you, there are multiple ways to support Missionhurst. Whether by donation, prayer, sponsorship or becoming a Missionhurst missionary, find which way suits you best. Your donation could save lives and will support Missionhurst’s most urgent needs.



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