Zambia Country Fund
The Zambia Country Fund supports sustainable and community-driven projects in partnership with Peace Corps. Projects are led by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in rural communities with a focus on four key sectors:
- Environment: centering on building the capacity of rural community members to increase food security and generate income without damaging forest and other natural resources.
- Agriculture: through aquaculture, smallholder farming households learn new fish farming techniques to increase income-generating opportunities and improve nutrition.
- Education: primary school students are taught English and literacy as they transition from instruction in local language to English continued through classroom based instruction in subsequent years.
- Health: promoting appropriate and sustainable strategies to improve maternal, neonatal and child health while supporting community health outreach programs.
Volunteers also work on cross-sector initiatives such as HIV/AIDS prevention, gender equality and malaria prevention including a strong focus on adolescent and young adult populations.