Since its founding, Global Samaritans has focused primarily on their children’s home in Livingstone, Zambia. Our first children arrived in April of 2002 and there are currently 56 children residing at Global Samaritans Children's Home. The children are either double or single orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic which has devastated sub-Saharan Africa.
Zambia has been one of the countries hit the hardest. Approximately 20% of Zambian adults are HIV positive. An estimated one million children have become orphans as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The extended family is becoming overwhelmed as the young adults are dying. Life expectancy is a mere 38 years! The children are innocent victims of this terrible tragedy and struggle to exist.
Global Samaritans Children’s Home provides food, clothes, a home with stability, medical care, education, family, and the love of Jesus Christ to these children. It is our hope that as the children mature, they will become responsible and productive Christian adults who will mold and shape the future of Zambia and share the love of Jesus Christ with a needy nation.
Global Samaritans is unique in that our children's home is made up of family units with houseparents. These houseparents have come to live at Global Samaritans and are dedicated to raising the children as their own. We have found this model to work exceptionally well and it helps to re-create the family structure that was once destroyed. To see pictures of our families, click here!
Plans include facilities for the care of up to 200 children. Our facilities also include a guest house to serve those working on mission trips, an on-site church, high school for grades eight through twelve, computer lab, skills training area, recreation complex and a library.
Global Samaritans has been able to establish an impeccable and firm presence in Zambia. We have a wonderful relationship with the government officials and business leaders in Livingstone. Global Samaritans is often regarded as one of the best orphanages in southern Zambia.