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


Feeding Program Mukuni

Many Zambian children suffer from hunger, which effects their concentration and stamina. The Butterfly Tree provides a nutritional meal for vulnerable and orphaned children in Mukuni Village and initiates sustainable feeding programs in many other school.  A balanced diet of n’shima (maize), beans, vegetables and kapenta (dried fish) will sustain the children, particularly those who have to walk such long distances to school.



School Feeding Programs
School Feeding Programs

Children from remote villages can walk as much as 10 miles each way to school, on only one meal a day. The Butterfly has initated a number of feeding programs in rural schools, providing a daily nutritional meal for some 2000 orphans and vulnerable…

Seeds for Schools

As it is not possible to fund feeding programs for each of the schools we support, every year we provide seeds for the rural schools to grow maize and vegetables. This enables them to dry the maize and store it for the…

Under Fives Feeding Program

As of 2012 we are only able to provide formula for orphaned infants or to infants whose mothers are unable to breastfeed and not to ones whose mothers are HIV positive. This is a government directive and we had have to source…

Latest Happenings WITH OUR Food Projects

Feb 10

Charity Partners & Sponsors

Support a Project and Make A Difference

Over the years The Butterfly Tree has acquired a number of partners and sponsors, which has helped us to expand our work in Zambia. This has enabled us to install bore holes, build schools and clinics, initiate feeding programmes and sustainable community…

Seeds for Schools
Jan 12

2013 Support for Orphans

New Year Brings Hope for Orphans

It is almost seven years since I first stepped foot in Mukuni Village and visited their basic school. It was there that I learnt about the plight of the orphans – almost 50% of the children had lost one or both parents….

Mukuni Feeding Program
Jan 27

School Feeding Programmes

Seeds for Zambia

Alfred is not an orphan but his parents are seperated and have very little income. He attends school and makes clothes to generate some money. During my last visit to Mukuni Village I was horrified to learn that Alfred had attempted to commit suicide. When I was…

Children Supporting The Butterfly Tree Charity
Dec 1

World AIDS Day 2011

The Butterfly Tree HIV and AIDS Prevention

Today marks World AIDS Day. Over 30 million people have died from AIDS related causes. An estimated 33 million are living with HIV. 2.9 million of these are children. Around 68% of from sub-Sahara Africa. Zambia has the seventh highest prevalence in…

Peter and Mishek
May 19

Success of orphan sponsorship

Sponsor an orphan in Zambia

Peter Liyungu was the first orphan to be accepted on The Butterfly Tree orphan sponsorship program, some five years ago, when we first started operating in Mukuni Village back in 2006. At the time despite being very intelligent, Peter had lost interest in his education after loosing…