Action for Children~ Zambia was founded by Carol McBrady in 2003 when she come to Zambia to facilitate at the international Student Conference on HIV and AIDS and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). After participating in her trainings, several of the participants met with Carol suggesting they should form an organization to help less affluent children.

Based on the discussions and ideas generated, Carol McBrady began Action for Children~Zambia in August of 2003.