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.


Fundraising for The Butterfly Tree

Fundraising can be a fun approach to helping a particular cause you care about and a way of giving something back. Whether you are an individual or a group it can be rewarding to know that your hard earned efforts are going to help those less fortunate. The Butterfly Tree raises its funds through grants, sponsorship, corporates, clubs, schools, individuals and initiatives.

The Butterfly Tree has earned a sound reputation for best utilising donor funds, for getting things done and for sending regular feedback to our donors and sponsors. If you would like to get involved in fundraising here are some examples of ways this can be done:

  • Hosting a function – dinner, music event, auction of promise or a party
  • Holding a raffle, selling donated items, donating to registered on line websites such as Ebay for Charities and everyclick
  • Holding ‘no’ uniform days at school or work
  • Shop on line and raise money for The Butterfly Tree through Give as you Live
  • Participating in a sporting event – marathons, cycling, swimming, walks, climbing expeditions

Anyone wishing to get involved can have their own ‘live’ page to raise funds for an event or function using Mydonate, facilitated by British Telecom or Just Giving, who take donations including ‘gift aid’ on our behalf. Mydonate is totally free whereas Just Giving deduct a 5% administration fee from Gift Aid and charge the charity £18 per month for the facility.

We can provide you with advertising material and information about specific projects you wish to donate to. No matter how small raising funds can help buy essential items such as exercises books, seeds for schools and vital mosquito nets. Larger donations can go towards building community houses and classrooms for schools or to sponsor an orphan.

For our US supporters we have partnered with GlobalGiving, which has a 501 (c) 3 certificate. Our orphan support project gives a chance for you to raise funds and donate to the projects that involve the orphans.

For further information or to request advertising material contact us.

Basement Crew raise funds to fight Malaria
Basement Crew raise funds to fight Malaria

Basement Crew have joined forces with The Butterfly Tree to help the fight against malaria in Zambia. Basement Crew have been promoting the charity through their music. They have participated in several fundraising events and were instrumental in partnering with The Butterfly…

Climbing Summit of Mt Blanc to Raise Funds
Maudit raising funds for The Butterfly Tree

Magnus Scaddan wanted to do something different during his annual leave. Instead of lying on a beach he went on an extensive training course to prepare for a charity climbing expedition. His aim was to reach the summit of Mt. Blanc and…

Cyclothon UK raising funds for Mukuni
Cyclothon UK raising funds for Mukuni

Cyclothon UK was initiated in 2011 and continued in 2012 by VU Ltd. The Butterfly Tree were awarded a free team place to participate in the challenge, which entailed a 12 hour endurance cycle around Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. Four team…

Fundraising for Community Housing
Fundraising for Community Housing

Brothers Mike and Dave Kaye went to Mukuni Village to help with The Butterfly Tree, after raising funds with the help of Facebook, Facebook featured their story when they reached 500,000 million users to help raise awareness of our work. Their aim…

Sponsored swim to raise funds for wheelchair
Sponsored swim to raise funds for wheelchair

Beth Baldwin and her sister raised funds to purchase a wheelchair for a disabled woman in Zambia who lives in Siamasimbi, a remote village in the Mukuni chiefdom, with her three children. Berth’s family also funded a community house, which was built by The…

Wedding donations raise funds for orphans
Wedding donations raise funds for orphans

When Richard and Anna planned their wedding they selflessly requested the following: ‘Rather than have a wedding list, we would prefer it if people could make a donation to the Butterfly Tree charity. This is a charity that works with Zambian orphans whose…

Latest Happenings WITH OUR Fundraising Projects

Apr 28

Last month I was delighted to learn from Gumtree that The Butterfly Tree was to be the beneficiary for a fundraising activity, taking place in April. The aim was to upcycle an old and unrepairable Beetle and turn it into a number…

Mar 31

March 2016 Newsletter

Funding for Schools and Health Centres

I have just returned from Zambia after two weeks visiting the projects and sourcing new ones. Despite the drought, late rains provided a much needed supply of water, streams are filling up and the vegetation is lush and green. Millet and sorghum…

Dec 4

Development News from Zambia

Water Food Health Education

In January it will be ten years since I first stepped foot on Zambian soil. Little did I know that the country and its people would play such an important role in my life, that I would gain first hand and often heartbreaking insights…

Zambian Children After School
Jul 19

Charity Annual Report 2014-15

30% Increase in Donations and Grant Aid

Chair’s Report… 2014–15 has been an extremely successful year for The Butterfly Tree, with donations and grant aid increasing by 30%. We gained many new donors and have reached out to several new schools and communities. I am astounded by the continued…

Jul 7

Volunteers & Fundraisers Galore!

Providing Educational and Medical Support

For the past few years the number of volunteers we receive in Zambia has increased considerably. During the next eight weeks some fifty people will be volunteering at Mukuni, N’gandu and Kamwi Schools in the Mukuni Chiefdom. Recently Chris and Kiara, two HandsUpHoliday clients, staying…