Successes & Lessons Learned from our Be That Girl Program in 2022

Josephine standing in the middle of two girls wearing purple shirts that say "Dream Wildly".

In 2017, the Zambia Department of Social Welfare asked Mothers Without Borders (MWB) to help address the child marriage rates throughout the country, and particularly in Lusaka East. Zambia is ranked 16th highest in the world for child marriages with an estimated 1.7 million child brides, 400,000 of which were married before age 15. By […]

2nd Annual “Be That Girl” Conference: Dream Wildly

300 plus attendees at the 2022 Be That Girl Conference smiling for a picture and wearing their purple "dream wildly" shirts.

In early September 2022, 312 of the participants in our “Be that Girl” empowerment & education program gathered with their 13 mentors and 4 of Zambia’s most successful female leaders and performers for our 2nd annual program conference. The conference theme, “Dream Wildly”, focused on empowering each girl to know that, despite her circumstances, she […]

Giving Hope

Little Zambian boy standing against a wall and wearing a "love works" t-shirt.

This young boy was brought to the Mothers Without Borders’ Children’s Resource Center (CRC) from our partner organization, House of Moses, which cares for infants and toddlers. As a baby, he had been found near a pile of charcoal which his mother, who had been struggling with severe mental health challenges, had used as a […]

Celebrating Hope

Zambian woman wearing a graduation cap and gown and smiling.

When this young woman was first referred to our care in 2008, she and her brother were found living with their grandmother. They were severely malnourished and had been expected to work to provide for the family. The children were brought to the Children’s Resource Center (CRC) so they could receive proper nutrition, medical attention, […]

Inspiring Hope

Kathy and Mrs. Chola walking together and talking.

In 2000, our founder, Kathy, met Mrs. Beatrice Chola and was immediately impressed by her kindness, goodness, and humility. Beatrice had left her nursing job to set up a small clinic to slow the spread of Tuberculosis. However, she could see that Tuberculosis was only one in a complex web of problems creating immense suffering. […]

WE ARE POWERFUL: A Lesson I Learned Meeting Grandma Tekela in Zambia

Volunteer kneeling and hugging a Zambian grandmother on the floor.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi I met Grandma Tekela just over a year before she passed away. Thankfully, we manage to stay in contact before she passed due to her having access to a senior phone. As this nice infographic shows, even the elderly can […]