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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.


Producing Long-Term Results

August 2017

Community visits with the team.

Children from the community

Working on the team project with the children

In April 2017 we hosted a team from Canada. Their main project was to renovate the homes of the farmers that live on the property. This was a blessing to the farmers because they have families with small children. We appreciate them for working above and beyond to make sure we are yielding produce as we should, and were happy to bless them with the help of our supporters.

The team also visited a rural community where many young children and caregivers reside, and gave them gifts and encouragement. They took some time to do community visits within the areas surrounding the Mercy Touch property as well, where they participated in handing out microloans to women as a way of empowering them. Aside from these activities, the team spent time with the staff, volunteers, and children of Mercy Touch and blessed them through interacting and bonding with them.

Our most recent intern, Naomi Hunter from the UK had a wonderful experience serving with the ministry. With her enrolment in a Digital Media degree program, she has gifted the ministry with a special project that creatively portrays the work of Mercy Touch and the lives of many individuals in Ndola, Zambia. Naomi’s project has since been published and will soon be distributed. She was greatly inspired and overwhelmed by the works of Mercy Touch. A blog written by Naomi about her experience can be found on the website.

In June we also had the privilege of hosting Kris Depowski, a Journalist from Buffalo, NY, USA. Her main objective was to create content to make a documentary on Mercy Touch that can be showcased in order to inform people all over the world and raise awareness about the ministry. She hopes to return to Mercy Touch one day to do some voluntary work and spend more time with the children. Stay posted on our website and social media pages for the soon-to-be-released documentary!

In September of 2017 we will be welcoming another volunteer by the name of Kimberleigh from British Columbia, Canada. She will serve with the ministry for 6 months. Kimberleigh will be working primarily with the children in the homes to contribute to their development, as well as minister to the children and youth supported by Mercy Touch.

In June, Mercy Touch hosted a concert event in Zambia to encourage the younger generation not to lose hope, but to remain focused on Christ and God’s calling on their lives. Several well-known worship bands led the congregation in worship, and words of encouragement were shared by Dr. Bernard Mukwavi. The night was a success and a blessing to all!

All programs and projects are running as usual. The children remain enrolled in their respective schools. We continue to encourage and fund business ventures that will help graduated children gain independence. A few of our graduate children have already launched small businesses with the help of our supporters. We remain hopeful that this new initiative will produce long-term results. Our pressing prayer is that God will provide us with the right human resources to help keep our ministry expanding as well as operating at a standard that will yield successful outcomes.

As the year is moving by quickly, we remain focused on God’s direction for the future. We have been blessed to have so much support for the ministry. 

Thank you for your prayers, donations and continuous encouragement. Please remain updated on our website and social media accounts for more updates.


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Community visits with the team.