Although Zambia has a reputation for political stability, social conditions are tough.

The prevalence of HIV is high at 12.4%. Gender inequality is severe, and women are often excluded from decision-making at home and in the wider community. Many have been widowed by HIV/Aids, or have taken in orphaned children.

In the Eastern Province of Zambia, where Send a Cow currently works, livestock are vital to the livelihoods of the vast majority of people – yet they tend to be poorly managed and low-yielding animals, leading to widespread food insecurity and poverty.

Send a Cow Zambia is our smallest country programme and over the next few years we hope to build on our experience, increase our visibility, grow new projects and work with more vulnerable households.

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“Before Send a Cow it was difficult to share household chores equally with my husband and other household members...There was so much arrogance and ignorance among ourselves in the home. With the coming of Send a Cow and especially the training on gender, we are now better educated to share roles. Now my husband and sons can assist in cooking. I am also more involved in our family business, our grocery shop, and together we buy and sell maize."
Anna Tembo Ongolwe Ward, Petauke District, Zambia
Anna Tembo picking green vegetables from her garden