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Our mission – to enable as many orphans as possible to reach their full potential.

A small group of individuals with close connections to Zambia came together to form Zambia Orphans of AIDS UK in 2006 (registered charity number 1116460). The charity’s formal launch took place in London in June 2007 and the Trustees started raising funds for disbursement to projects in Zambia, which have been identified and appraised by our Zambian Board of Trustees. ZOA-UK intentionally works with small NGOs which would ordinarily find it very difficult to secure external funding. Many are based in rural locations and all rely upon the work of volunteers from within their own communities. ZOA-UK funds the likes of school fees, uniforms, books, stationery and feeding programs for the very young alongside income generating projects which provide additional resources for local community support. Within three years of its launch ZOA-UK has disbursed over £150,000 to 20 different projects and currently supports over 1,200 orphans and vulnerable children across Zambia.

Corporate Documents

ZOA UK Board of Trustees

All our trustees have a close association with Zambia, or are Zambian. We have first-hand experience, coupled with a genuine commitment to the country.

  • Lord Turnbull (Chair)
  • Jim Potter MBE (Treasurer)
  • Geoffrey Croome (Secretary)
  • Shimwaayi Muntemba (Vice-Chair)
  • Peter Brown
  • Tom Murdoch
  • Eileen Nkwanga
  • Keith Rennie

The Friends of ZOA UK

ZOA UK has a growing membership of Friends who may be from the Zambian community in the UK, British citizens who may have lived or worked in Zambia or others who have a particular commitment to supporting orphans in Africa. Friends commit themselves to a regular monthly or annual donation. This regular income stream is becoming particularly important to us as it will enable longer term commitments to be made to the children who we support.

If you would like to become a Friend or to make a donation please go to Membership of the Friends or

Contact Us

For information please contact admin@zoa.org.uk

Zambia Orphans of AIDS UK
42 High St
Cambridge CB21 4EP
United Kingdom

phone and fax +1223 890162

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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