How are we different?
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AT LIVING HOPE we are constructing our campus with the needs of our children and the local community in mind. In addition to providing unconditional love, care and acceptance, we believe a secure and stable environment that fosters many types of opportunities and amenities are keys to the development of our children. We also want to maintain strong connections with our local community to ensure our children maintain a healthy link to their culture and relationships. Find out more below.
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Our Permanent Children’s Housing
No Place Like Home
We chose to construct smaller homes that will provide a more intimate and ‘sense of belonging’ rather than larger dormitory style structures. Each home accommodates 8 children plus two-house mothers. This ensures each child has more direct attention and care.
Permanent Children’s Housing
Living Hope campus Housing
We believe introducing our children to many different people and experiences will give them broader perspectives and opportunities. We have guest facilities to house visitors engaged in all aspects of our ministry: discipleship, medical outreach, education, sport camps, and the performing arts.
Dance. Music. Creativity. Confidence.
Performing Arts Center
To enhance cognitive, motor, and social development, we encourage our children to participate in the performing arts. Studies show kids involved in the performing arts experience great benefits in self-confidence, they improve their ability to improvise and they are better equipped to handle stressful situations. It’s also a wonderful link to our community who welcomes the opportunity to come and enjoy the entertainment.
the joy of performing
Let the Games Begin
Children everywhere benefit from athletic activity. We are committed to providing the time and resources to enable kids to exercise, compete, and experience the value of teamwork. Our facilities benefit the surrounding community and provide opportunities our neighbors would not have otherwise. Through our sports camps and future programs, neighboring children use our facilities to participate in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and other recreational activities.
Coffee As Good As the Cause
We are actively expanding our coffee fields to increase our yield. We count on the sales of our coffee to sustain our campus and provide jobs for our local community.
Living Hope Coffee Fields
The coffee is our sustainability crop and can produce approximately $250,000 of annual gross revenue. However, the coffee must be watered daily during the dry season which runs from April through November. Our electrical supply is unreliable. We incur blackouts daily for as long as 10 hours. Our current backup plan is to operate a very costly diesel generator.
Coffee Processing Equipment
In order to provide world class coffee, the proper equipment is necessary to pulp, ferment, dry, hull and grade the coffee before shipment to the buyers in the USA. The equipment will be installed under roof on an open-air cement platform with electrical supply (feed by our solar panels) and water drainage.
The dining hall will serve breakfast and lunch to 300 students and staff daily. The evening meal and weekend meals will be served to our 112 orphans and 28 housemothers and staff. The kitchen will be equipped with walk-in refrigeration/freezer and propane cooking facilities. Seating will be picnic table style. Outside grilling/cooking will be included.
Vocational Training Center
Vocational training in various trades will not only be essential to our children but also to community adults who lack any marketable skills. An apprentice program is envisioned both for male and female applicants offering such trades as auto mechanic, plumber, electrician, welder, brick layer, seamstress and cook.
The school will include 2 classrooms for pre-school to aid the children in improving their English language proficiency before entering 1st grade. Each class will consist of 25 students, approximately 10 Living Hope children and 15 children from the surrounding community. The school will include a library, science and computer labs, restrooms and admin offices.
8 additional children’s Homes
4 girls and 4 boys houses will be added to accommodate an additional 64 children. This will also necessitate the hiring of 16 additional housemothers. The foundation of the houses along with the plumbing and electrical were built during the previous construction phase.
Church Resourcing center with chapel
One of Living Hope’s main directive is to share the love of Christ with our neighbors. How better to do that than to instruct local Pastors/Shepherds so that they can teach and guide their flocks. Living Hope will utilize the guest housing, dining hall and the Church Resourcing Center to provide food, shelter and education for the Pastors as they are equipped to guide their congregations.
Access to medical services in Zambia is extremely limited. The latest estimate of Doctor/Patient ratio is 1:11,000. It is our intent to partner with a USA based medical facility and rotate medical students/interns/residents through our clinic working in conjunction with local medical practitioners; thereby, increasing the level of care while transferring best medical practices.