Queen of Kitwe

At 57 years-old, Queen Ngalashi is a new small business owner. She was all smiles as she retrieved a debit card – her first – from a small pouch under the fold of her kitenge skirt. Queen lives in Chibuluma, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Kitwe, Zambia’s dusty copper-mining capital. Meeting her was one ...

Living with HIV

19. March 2013 AIDS, AIDS orphans 0
We recently received stories of some of the children Cross International is supporting with food, clothing, shelter, education and other needs at the Ruimveldt Children’s Home & Care Center (RCHCC) in Georgetown, Guyana. Both are HIV-positive, which carries a heavy stigma in their country. The ministry requested that we omit the children’s names and photos ...

Conquering AIDS with the Gospel

21. September 2012 Africa, AIDS 0
In Zambia, Cross is helping a local Christian ministry provide home-based care for HIV/AIDS patients and the chronically ill. It’s a grassroots program that’s spreading Christ’s love through neighbors-helping-neighbors. I’d like to share an inspiring testimony we recently received from ministry staff member Esther Phiri: Having worked in a secular organization, it was normal to ...