Orphan Sponsorship

In Zambia there are 1.2 million orphans and an estimated 170,000 are infected with the HIV virus. Orphan sponsorship provides an education for these vulnerable children.

Sponsored Orphan Jane Mulonda Sponsored Orphan Nakwali Balumbi Sponsored Orphan Natasha Mufaya Sponsored Orphan Chaton Sitali Follow link to sponsor an orphan and meet some of the courageous orphans.

Charity Infographic courtesy of the team over at thinkmoney’s Basic Bank Account.

About Us

School Children Supported by The Butterfly Tree

The Butterfly Tree charity was founded by Jane Kaye-Bailey after a business incentive trip to Zambia with her late husband, Lawrence, in February 2006. During a visit to the Mukuni Village they learned about the decimation caused by HIV/AIDS in Zambia,  every family had been affected. Out of 1000 pupils in the school, 450 were orphans.  Jane was determined to find a way to raise funds to help these vulnerable children.

Children from Mukuni Village

Charity History

Inspired by these three little girls; Esnat, Angela and Cynthia, Jane Kaye-Bailey founded the UK charity. A month later The Butterfly Tree was registered as a Non-Government Organization in Zambia.

The Butterfly Tree Charity No 1118084

The Butterfly tree is a non-political, non-government organization. We promote equality. We do not discriminate against people on grounds of sex, race, disability or religion. From its concept the charity’s philosophy is to ensure that all donor funds go directly into the grass root projects – no personal fees or administration costs are deducted. All members both in the UK and Zambia are volunteers.

UK Trustees:

UK Volunteers:
  • Ann Sutton – Treasurer
  • Mike Kaye – Fundraising
  • Oscar Miyanda – Public Relations
  • Mutsa Marau – HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator
  • Carolyn Howe – Volunteer Coordinator

US Representative:

  • Frank Maiolo

US Volunteers:

  • Bob Orr
  • Cindy Orr
Canadian Volunteers:
  • Grant and Marilee Gibson

NGO in Zambia– No ORS/102/53/241

NGO Members:

Zambian Volunteers:
  • 10 female representatives – Orphan Support
  • Natasha Mufeya – HIV Prevention
  • Jacob Siatubitu – Community Projects & Volunteering
  • local women –  cook daily meals for school children

Meet The Butterfly Tree team – click photos for further information:

Oscar Miyanda Charity Volunteer Wendy Charity Volunteer at Sponsored School in Zambia Volunteer Emma with Zambian children at Dambwa Village Jacob Siatubitu Sweso Museke Mutsa Marau working on HIV Prevention Plan in Zambia Stain Musengaila in his Livingstone bakery Rosemary Siloka Charity Volunteer Martin talking to members of the Mahalulu community Presley Mulenga with Zambian Children Mupotola Siloka driving in remote Zambian Villages Miranda de Freston Volunteer David Kaye taking donations to Zambia Founder Jane Kaye Bailey lanuches the new malaria prevention project