Effects of COVID-19
The necessary social distancing measures, people staying at home and business closures have increased poverty and hunger in Zambia. The elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions are particularly vulnerable.
Food and basic necessities
Harnessing the power of the African spirit of ubuntu, this initiative aims at encouraging a sense of neighbourliness in our communities with the aim of supporting those who are most vulnerable. The Community Care Packages provide food and basic necessities. The packages consist of the essential food and sanitary items as recommended and by the Jesuit Basic Needs Bread Basket.
How you can support this initiative
You can buy as little as 1 Community Care Package or as many as 500, or more! If you are in a position to help and support a family with food and basic necessities, Lusaka Helps has the systems and an army of volunteers to distribute the packages to the people in need. Your money will go a long way.
Use of your funds and distribution of packages
Lusaka Helps is entirely volunteer led. They have no admin charges and 100% of all donations and contributions go towards the intended initiative.
When you buy a Community Care Package on behalf of vulnerable members of the community, apart from transaction fees which we just cannot get round, all your money will go to the Community Care Packages. This is because thebestofzambia.com has slashed its commissions to 0% to support the Lusaka Helps initiative in raising vital funds.
Lusaka Helps are transparent about donations and their use, giving all the facts on their Facebook page. Community Care Packages are distributed through locally embedded organisations including Bauleni Parish Home Based Care, Special Hope Network and Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP Zambia).