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Feeding Program

Weekly Feeding Program for Neighbourhood Children and Caregivers

Beautiful child from the feeding program.

Mercy Touch operates a feeding program on the farm near the area where the children's homes are located. In cooperation with a local clinic, Mercy Touch staff identify malnourished children under five years of age who can then be placed on the feeding program to restore their normal weight.

A high infant mortality rate in Zambia attributed to poor nutirition means that many children do not live past the age of five. Mercy Touch budgets enough money to purchase food for children in our homes and provide meals for starving children in the community as well. By example our children learn how to give back to the community at large and also periodically help with food distribution.

Mothers who bring their children to the feeding center receive a meal together with their children and participate in group discussions on child-care and family related topics. Fun activities are planned for the children after meal-times.

Following the feeding program, mothers receive soya protein supplements to mix in family meals to help their children gain weight. Each child is weighed regularly by mission volunteers until they reach a healthy weight. Mothers may also receive micro-loans valued at $40 in currency or live poultry, to assist them in starting a small businesses. A portion of income earned is used to pay back loans to assist other mothers in starting business ventures as well.

The feeding program also runs an on-ground outreach clinic once a month. This program is coordinated by our volunteer registered nurse. Many members of the community; women and vulnerable children that attend the feeding program benefit from this program because they receive care and medication that they otherwise would not receive.

Handing out packages of soya at the feeding program.

Community volunteers with new bicycles to help make their community visits easier.


A Flourishing Year

December 2017

Off to school

Congrats, Martha!

Reaching Out & Giving Back

In 2017 we focused a lot on community outreach. Our community outreach team goes out into poor communities at least twice a month to provide counselling, distribute donations, and show their support to vulnerable children and families. This program has proved to be very beneficial to those in need. We also encourage the children in our homes to be involved in order to understand the importance of giving back to those that are less fortunate. Additionally, it is through some of these outreach visits that we identify children in critical need of intervention and support.


One of the most exciting highlights of 2017 was the intake of three new boys: Patrick, Marvin and Francis. These three boys joined the family in November 2017 and have since been transitioning well. We are very glad to have them with us!

New Developments

On top of developing our Mercy Touch Business Enterprises, we are in the process of establishing the "Sandra Butters Taizya Christian Academy". This development is still in its early stages and we will keep you updated on further developments!

Congrats To Our Graduates

Each year-end marks the end of the high school journey for some of our children. We would like to highlight specifically the graduation of Martha who has been a part of our Mercy Touch Girl Project since it was launched. Martha completed school with outstanding results and has the goal of becoming a Medical Doctor. She has overcome many challenges over the years and is therefore very proud of her significant accomplishment. Martha always expresses her deep gratitude for the encouragement and support that Mercy Touch has given her. She could not have done it if it weren’t for the help of our Mercy Touch donors and supporters. Thank you on behalf of Martha!

Christmas At Mercy Touch

Christmas is so much fun at Mercy Touch. We have family time, fellowship, dancing, and also give back to other communities or organizations that could use the extra support during the season. During the feeding program we throw a party for the community children and their caregivers so they can enjoy Christmas too!

Thank You & Happy New Year!

In following our newsletters and updates, you can see that 2017 has been a year full of activities and new developments. We are grateful for all your support and encouragement. As usual, we request that you join us in praying for all the hardworking staff and volunteers that make this ministry possible. Please pray for continued support and wisdom as we expand our ministry. From all of us at Mercy Touch, we wish you a Prosperous New Year!

Mercy Touch

Community Outreach

Community children receiving donated toys from Mercy Touch

Christmas fun!