Name: Peter Tembo
Reported birthdate: March 23, 2012 (7 years old)
Favorite food: Nshima (a staple food in Zambia) and chicken
Favorite activity: Playing ball games
Child is happy when... He is playing with friends
Child wants to be a... Doctor
Home information: Peter is growing up in the rural town of Luanshya in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. He is a single orphan, meaning that he has lost one of his parents, and he lives with his maternal grandmother. He has no siblings. His grandmother provides for him through menial part-time jobs, but she has a hard time meeting all of their needs. They struggle with hunger and have not been able to pay school fees for Peter. Peter helps at home by sweeping. His most immediate need is education.
School information: Peter has not previously been in school. With sponsorship, he will join the Haven of Hope Luanshya Primary School, starting grade 1 in January 2020. There, he will receive an education, learn about the love of God, and receive meals, medical care, and clothing. In Zambia, primary school lasts for seven years and is followed by five years of secondary school.
Community information: Haven of Hope's students live in a number of compounds (slums). Peter’s family resides in the D compound in the Mikomfwa area of Luanshya. It is one of the most populous local areas, with a high unemployment rate and very high poverty rate. People in this compound primarily depend on menial jobs for survival—working, for example, as garden boys, maids, and small-scale farmers. Most families live in small houses. Families tend to be large, with a lot of children depending on their grandparents, aunts, or uncles in the absence of parents; other children live in child-headed homes. The compound has been greatly afflicted by HIV and AIDS, leaving most children without one or both of their biological parents. Living in poverty, most families struggle to meet their basic needs and afford school fees for their children.
Prayer requests: Pray that Peter will have a bright future through receiving an education.
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