HUDAGA FAMILY CARE CENTER
Project Lead: Hudson Mwansa, Community Leader and Pastor
To help the forgotten vulnerable children around the small community of Samfya, Zambia.
Samfya is a fishing community of about 30,000 people, one of the poorest places in the world. About 90% of the population live on less than $1 a day, with a high death rate from malnutrition, poor water, malaria, TB, and HIV. This means about 1 in 10 children is an orphan, having lost one or both of their parents. Some orphans live in homes where the oldest person caring for the family is a child themselves.
Hudson has been a strong Christian leader over the last few decades working in his home community of Samfya to help the poor get a leg up, help them values theirselves through Christ-centered values. He has become a pastor in a small Church he started and has a passion for the youth of Samfya. Hudson especially dedicated himself to the orphans, and he strongly feels God wants him to do more. Hudson and his wife Agatha have personally taken in many orphans over the years raising them alongside their 7 children and caring for them as if they were their own.
God has been calling Hudson to do even more. In 2013, Hudson left his job at a non-profit to venture out on his own to build up a school for orphans. His vision is to have a self-sustaining school and nutritional support center for orphans in his community. With a small amount of seed money he has already started an integrated farming system utilizing field crops and fish ponds. With more support from Africa Hope donors in 2017 he started raising other animals like pigs and ducks and finished the pre-school. He now is focused on building a boarding school for grade 1-4 right on this farm. He hopes to provide food and education for 20 vulnerable children per school year. There are too many orphans who are still forgotten for him to sit still!