Supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1: No poverty

The Butterfly Tree has expanded considerably since it was founded in 2006. Our work has extended to five Chiefdoms in the Southern Province of Zambia with the potential to take our new innovative malaria prevention programme nationwide.

Our work has provided vital water projects, which include 30 boreholes for schools and remote communities. We have opened a number of rural schools and have developed over thirty more by building extra classrooms, teacher’s houses and latrines. Sustainable feeding programmes have asssited remote schools, which has helped to improve concentration and attendance in pupils, walking long distances, to seek an education. We have added the first rural high schools in Mukuni and Sekute Chiefdoms, science labs in three schools, four special education units, these were first ever in rural schools and supported pre-schools.

Our health projects include three new health centres, three maternity clinics and five women’s shelters. We fund HIV and AIDS prevention workshops and malaria prevention initiatives, providing mosquito nets and educational workshops. In July 2015 we launched a new innovative malaria prevention project, which has considerably reduced the number of malaria cases in areas of distribution, and has the potential to save thousands of lives. Working with the Ministry of Health at National level we aim to support the government in their fight against malaria. Treatment is funded for sick children. In total we have given support to sixteen health centres and Livingstone General Hospital. Over 100 community houses have been built for widows, the elderly and orphans.

2019 – Nakawa pre-school with classooms, borehole and latrines, shower and latrines at Mukuni women’s shelter, three classroom blocks under construction at Kawewa, River View and Muyunda Schools.

2018 – an entire new health centre at Sikaunzwe, two science labs at River View and Nyawa Schools, expansion at Singwamba and Kauwe Schools, 5 boreholes installed for schools and communities.

2017 – new classroom block at Chaba, 1×4 classroom block at River Vew School, new school with classroom and teacher’s house for Bunsanga.

2016 – women’s shelter at Musokotwane Health Centre, development for Sinsimuku and N’gandu Schools, boarding shelter for Mukuni School, boreholes.

2015 – expansion completed at N’dele. Development at N’gandu, Singwamba and Kauwe Schools are currently taking place. Two women’s shelter have been built at Singwamba and Kasiya. A new clinic has been added at Muchambile, and a bore hole has been installed for Bunsunga School. Further projects scheduled for this year include a special education unit at Kauwe School and expansion at River View School.

2014 – developed schools at Muchambile and Nampuyani and added a special education unit at Simango Basic School. An entire new rural clinic was opened at Mahalulu.

2013 – new school opened at Sibbulo in the Sekute Chiefdom and the advancement of a school at Chuunga. Bore holes were installed at Muchambile and Kauwe Schools in the Nyawe Chiefdom.

2012 – opening of four new schools at N’dele and Malima, in the Mukuni Chiefdom and Matengu and Silelo, in the Musokotwane Chiefdom.

2010 -11 substantial developments at Mukuni, Kamwi,  N’gandu, Katapazi and Siamasimbi schools.

The work of  The Butterfly Tree revolves around the orphans and vulnerable children. Our sponsor an orphan programme has assisted over 500 individual children in education. Over 40 students have been sponsored for further education.