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


Charity Health Projects

HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and diarrhoea are the major health problems in Zambia. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has pushed most families below the poverty line. One in six adults and thirty-three thousand children are infected with the HIV virus. Longevity is forty two years of age. Malaria is the biggest killer of man, most deaths occur in children under the age of five in Sub-Sahara Africa. Lack of safe drinking water increases the risk of diarrhoea, which can be fatal in infants.

The Butterfly Tree runs at number of health programs in rural clinics, which receive very little government funding. The most crucial are malaria prevention to outreach communities providing mosquito nets and malaria testing kits as well as educational workshops. Our aim for 2014 is to provide two safe new malaria prevention products. HIV prevention  education is essential, encouraging people to be tested in order to know their status; support, counselling and treatment are also available. Our successful malaria prevention method for schools, teaches peer educators selected amongst pupils, to prevent new cases of HIV.

We have advanced maternity care at Mukuni, Mambova and Mahalulu clinics by adding maternity wings and women’s shelters. Whenever possible we fund treatment for children, a considerable number have received financial assistance for operations, special diets, medication and physiotherapy.

Over twenty thousand people are dependent on the funding and medical supplies we provide to three rural clinics at Mukuni Health Centre and Katapazi and N’songwe clinics. In 2013 an additional Health Centre was added to the Mukuni Chiefdom at Mahalulu. We work with highly qualified government employed medical staff and have arranged for experienced volunteers to assist at the clinics and hospital in Livingstone. Our support is vital – without it these vulnerable people would have very limited medical services.

HIV and AIDS Education
HIV and AIDS Education

According to the World Health Organisation: The only way to reduce the HIV/AIDS statistics is through education - one in six adults in Zambia are infected with the HIV virus.  35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012 2.1 million adolescents were living…

HIV and AIDS Prevention
HIV and AIDS Prevention

The World Health Organisation – the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. As the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker, and the person becomes more susceptible to infections….

Malaria Prevention

According to the World Health Organization half of the world’s population are at risk of malaria. While there are four parasites that can cause malaria in humans, Plasmodium falciparum is by far the most deadly and common, this strain is prevalent in…

Onchocerciasis River Blindness

‘Onchocerciasis is a parasitic disease caused by the filarial worm Onchocerca volvulus. It is transmitted through the bites of infected blackflies of Simulium species, which carry immature larval forms of the parasite from human to human. In the human body, the larvae form nodules in…

Peer Education for Prevention of HIV
Mutsa Marau

In 2011 Mutsa Marau joined The Butterfly Tree and wrote a program to help alleviate new cases of HIV amongst the rural communities we work in. ‘Catch me if you Can’ was first put into practice in 2011. Mutsa funded here own…

The Butterfly Tree Maternity Care

In June 2008 The Butterfly Tree opened a maternity clinic at Mukuni Health Centre to provide a safer place for the delivery of babies.  The health authorities advise women to come to the clinic rather than have traditional home births. All woman who are pregnant and…

Latest Happenings WITH OUR Health Projects

Sep 29

September Newsletter

Water, Health and Education Developments

The Butterfly Tree has come a long way since 2006, gaining a sound reputation for transparency, attracting a global following, as well as continuing to be run by a team of dedicated and hard-working volunteers. After recently spending three weeks in Zambia there…

Jun 4

Malaria Prevention

Global Press Release

[PRESSWIRE] London, UK – 03.06.14 — The Butterfly Tree has been given a licence to import two safe new products to use in the prevention of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. Globally malaria is the biggest killer of man. 75% of people who…

May 22

May 2014 Newsletter

Breakthrough in Malaria Prevention

The Butterfly Tree has been given a licence to import two safe new malaria prevention products which could potentially save the lives of thousands of children in Zambia. The products Mozzimort and Larvamort, produced by Biotech International can not only help to…

Apr 25

World Malaria Day 2014

Malaria Prevention Saves Lives

According to the WHO global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 42% globally and 49% in Africa. Malaria remains the biggest killer of man with 75% of deaths occuring in…

Mar 19

Education in Rural Schools

Mukuni Choir raise funds for Orphans Education

2014 has brought hope for thousands of orphaned and vulnerable rural children in the Southern Province of Zambia. We are now reaching out to twenty six schools in four Chiefdoms, spanning a radius of 200 kilometres from our base at Mukuni Village….