Action for Children~Zambia (AFCZ) is a multi-national non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children living and dying on the streets in Zambia. Our organization is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States and as an NGO in Zambia, and has attracted dedicated volunteers and supporters from countries all over the world.

AFCZ is unique among similar organizations in our dedication to keeping the children we care for connected to and involved in their communities in Zambia, as well as our focus on family-style life. We believe that in order for a child to successfully transition into leading a productive life, he or she must have roots in the communities they will be returning to.

Our Mission

We are bringing street children back into family life within the community.

Our Vision

We will achieve our mission by providing street children individualized treatment, rehabilitation and transition opportunities, thereby creating productive adults. This mission includes enhancing and strengthening community. To achieve this goal, we will create a reproducible approach and a sustainable organization.

Our Values

  • We believe a child should grow up in a family

  • We believe in an individualized approach to child development

  • We value spiritual development

  • We value local culture and norms

  • We value agriculture because of its sustainability

  • We believe in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child

  • We value innovative, results-based approaches