Zambia Orphans of AIDS Zambia was registered as an NGO in November 2003. The main functions of ZOA-Z are:

  • project identification, monitoring and evaluation;
  • awareness-raising and fund raising in Zambia;
  • lobbying and advocacy;
  • networking with other organizations sharing ZOA Z’s objectives;
  • developing partnerships with other organizations that can help monitor ZOA-supported projects and assist implementation; and
  • helping to build the capabilities of community-based organizations.

Board of Directors

Zambia Orphans of AIDS Zambia (ZOA Z) has a Board of Directors comprising seventeen members. All work is carried out on a voluntary basis.

  • Gertrude Zulu (Chairperson )
  • Upendo Chileshe (Secretary and vice-treasurer )
  • Clare Nkwanga Jolly (Vice Secretary)
  • Cosmas Musumali
  • Gilbert Chileshe
  • Maria Nkunika
  • Robie Siamwiza
  • Namposhya Serpell
  • Namushi Mwananyambe
  • Lydia Moyo
  • Matt Brooke
  • Nathan de Assis

Corporate Documents
Executive Committee

An Executive Committee undertakes the responsibilities of a secretariat. The three principal officers sit on this committee, as do the Board members heading the sub-committees. This committee meets regularly to update members on the progress in each sub-committee and to plan any activities. Each sub-committee coordinator meets regularly with her/his team to map out how to carry out the designated activities.


Zambia Orphans of AIDS Z draws its membership from the Zambian community and from members of the international community who live and work in Zambia, as well as abroad.

For information, contact:

P.O. Box 320231,
Lusaka, Zambia

+260 211 261913, or mobile: +260 97 788 1929


Zambia Orphans of AIDS touches close to 7000 children
Zambia Orphans of AIDS UK held a very successful launch party at the Irish Embassy in London on June 14, 2007. See ZOA-UK page for more details.
Zambia Orphans of AIDS partners with Counterpart International, a US-based global development NGO that operates in 37 countries.
The World Bank Community Connections includes ZOA among the non Washington NGOs and PVOs it raised money for.
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, McLean, Virginia, through St. Peter Claver Society for African Orphans and tithing, raises funds for ZOA for the third year running.
The International Monetary Fundís Helping Hands continue to support ZOA.
Stanley and Rhoda Fischer donate to ZOA for the fourth year running.
Significant contributions from members and supporters (over $4500).
Derek Serpell, born in Zambia, and his wife Amanda Brosch Serpell, generously donate to ZOA.
that 78% of orphans in Zambia were orphaned by AIDS
that it is estimated that by 2005, there will be almost 2 million orphans in Zambia.
that Zambia will rank first among sub-Saharan African countries with a large orphan population by 2010.

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