Help Zambian Mothers: Double Your Impact this Mother’s Day

A DEVASTATING DROUGHT As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re reminded of the incredible strength of mothers facing adversity. This year, we’re reaching out to our donor community with a request for your support to help vulnerable mothers and children in Zambia who are struggling under the worst drought Zambia has experienced in the last 20 years. […]

End of Year Letter from Jo and Jackie

Dear Mothers Without Borders Community, As we approach the end of 2023, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and dedication to our mission of protecting the vulnerable and empowering the marginalized in Zambia. Your generosity and commitment have been the cornerstone of our success, and we […]

Our New CEO

Jackie Skinner with a group of people.

A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS We are pleased to announce the new CEO of Mothers Without Borders, Jackie Skinner. Jackie is a dynamic leader who brings impressive experience and passion to our mission of protecting the vulnerable and empowering the marginalized. She joins us with 17 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector. […]

End of Year Letters from Kathy and Tanner

Tanner, Kathy, and Josephine smiling and hugging a group of girls in Zambia.

KATHY HEADLEE: FOUNDER Dear Friend, Browsing through my email inbox, this Cyber Monday morning a simple invitation captured my wandering attention. ‘Make the world a happier place.’ I admit to receiving this idea with an odd combination of cynicism, optimism, gratitude and curiosity. For three decades my journey has been one of sharing compassion, better […]

Finding Goodness in the Present

Volunteer in Zambia sitting in front of a group of children eating school lunch.

My time in Zambia changed me in a way that is hard to explain. I think it is one of those things you can’t fully understand until you experience it. And I consider myself so blessed to be one of those people who get to experience it. But because not everyone gets the privilege to […]

Thankful for 2021

Kathy Headlee, smiling with a group of girls in Zambia underneath mango trees.

Dear Friend, In 1989, I approached a small group of friends and asked if they would help me offer much needed supplies, food, and caring attention to a crowded and under-funded orphanage just across the border from our home in San Diego. Their answer was an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’ My mind has often wandered back to that generous and […]

A Joy-Filled Trip to Zambia

Volunteer and child holding hands in Zambia.

My trip to Zambia with my daughter, Emily, was extraordinary—eye-opening, joy-filled, heart-wrenching, personally stretching, immensely fulfilling. Flipping through my journal on the first day, I’m reminded of my time at the Children’s Resource Center (CRC) on the first day. So many things touched my heart that day.  This was the day I was excited for; […]