Orphan Sponsorship

In Zambia there are 710,000 orphans. 33,000 children 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.

Prince Royal Visit to Mukuni
Travelmole Award

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

UK Trustees:

UK Volunteers:
  • Ann Sutton – Treasurer
  • Mike Kaye – Fundraising
  • Oscar Miyanda – Public Relations
  • Mutsa Marau – HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator
  • Wendy Callaway – Corporate & Malaria Prevention Support
  • Emma Kennedy – Project Management & Orphan Support
  • 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


Zambian Volunteers:
  • 10 female representatives – Orphan Sponsorship
  • Jacob Siatubitu – Community Projects & Volunteering
  • local women –  cook daily meals for school children

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

CIMG0213 Jacob Siatubitu Sweso Museke CIMG6701 CIMG0335 Rosemary Siloka CIMG9755 CIMG0490 CIMG8185 Miranda de Freston CNV00019 DSC03937