When she was first introduced to 12 year old Carol Zulu, Kathy Headlee had no idea that her life had just been forever changed. Carol was a bright, happy 12 year old, who, due to abuse, malnutrition, and disease, was seriously ill. Despite her challenges, Carol was a light to all who met her. Kathy took Carol back to the Mothers Without Borders facility in Lusaka, Zambia where she could be in a safe, loving environment. Though she was only with MWB for 3 years before dying due to complications of HIV/AIDS, Carol left a legacy of love, forgiveness, and joy in the face of adversity.
Carol understood the importance of education. Before she died, she repeatedly made Kathy promise that Mothers Without Borders would build a school where Carol’s cousins, siblings, and friends could all get an education.
Mothers Without Borders has named our new school the Carol Zulu Primary School in honor of the promise Kathy made to Carol. The new school currently has 234 students enrolled in grades 1-7 and serves a community where less than 1/3 of the children have an opportunity to go to school. The goal is to continue adding onto the new school until there are 500 students.