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 only thirty six 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. HIV/AIDS prevention, encourages people to be tested in order to know their status; support, counselling and treatment are also available. A number of children have received funding 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. 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. E 35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012 2.1 million adolescents were…

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…

Mukuni Maternity Clinic

In June 2008 The Butterfly Tree opened a maternity clinic 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 wish to use these facilities have…

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…

Latest Happenings WITH OUR Health Projects

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….

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…

Jan 28

Malaria Prevention

The Fight Against Malaria

Despite our efforts to support the universal fight against malaria more needs to be done to overcome this destructive disease. Malaria is the biggest killer of man. According to the World Health Organisation an estimated 3.4 billion people are at risk on…

Dec 24

Christmas is almost upon us and thanks to the tremendous support from our donors, fundraisers and volunteers around the globe many rural children in Zambia have a better future ahead of them. December has been an incredibly good month for fundraising, most…

Dec 1


Stepping up HIV Prevention through Peer Education

Today marks World AIDS Day – the following statistics can be found on The World Health Organisation website: 35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012 2.1 million adolescents were living with HIV in 2012 9.7 million people in low- and middle-income…