GRACE KANCHEYA NKHUWA - ZOA-Z CEO
With over 20 years’ experience in development work working with communities and vulnerable population segments in Zambia. Focus areas include agriculture extension work, financial inclusion and advocacy for persons living with disabilities, I was motivated to work for Zambia Orphans Aid out of the passion to contribute to changing lives of the less privileged in society. I fully associate with the plight of an orphan or vulnerable child and appreciates how education is an equalizer.
With a professional background in development studies and Agriculture, also with various short courses in empowerment, microfinance, gender, disability issues, working to support orphans and vulnerable children realize their potential makes me happy.
ELIZABETH NKHOMA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ZOA-Z’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Nkhoma, has more than 20 years’ experience in effective project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. She has previously worked as a consultant for CARE Zambia and Plan International Zambia, and worked as Field Programs Officer for World Vision and as National HIV and AIDS Officer for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
ABIGAIL CHILESHE - PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR
Abigail is a certified Health Assistant and has delivered home-based care in various settings including orphanages and homes for the elderly. A single orphan herself (one of six siblings) she is passionate about using her healthcare knowledge and project monitoring and administration experience to help ZOA-Z lift orphans out of poverty.
NATHAN DE ASSIS - CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Nathan has over 25 years of professional experience in socio-development, economics, finance and business management. He holds a number of directorships in the financial sector and sits on various government committees. In addition, he lectures for the School of Business at Copperbelt University. Outside of Zambia, he is involved in the roll-out of development programmes which target micro, small and medium businesses in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia and South Africa.