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. 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.