• Our Story

Vision of Hope is a Zambian non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in July 2009 by Chitalu Chishimba and Meg O’Brien. VOH was established as a weekly outreach program for girls living on the streets of Lusaka, as well as a shelter providing security, access to resources such as health clinics, education, and skills training. The VOH shelter provides a safe place where the girls can live in a stable and protected environment, and gain access to resources such as medical care and educational support. Where possible, VoH strives to reunite girls with their families and reintegrate them into their communities. In 2016, Vision of Hope remains the only organization serving the needs of at-risk girls living on the streets in Zambia. We guide girls through the process of re-imagining their future, starting by providing a safe and secure environment for their rehabilitation and growth. Vision of Hope believes that all girls are a critical part of Zambia’s future: educated girls have fewer children, a lower risk of HIV infection, and make a greater contribution to economic growth. VoH is helping girls realize their basic human rights and be a part of a stronger, healthier Zambia.

Our Team

Chitalu Chishimba, Executive Director

Mavis Muchemwa, Head of Programs

Sioneni Ndebele, Teen Mentor

Omega Mwape, House Mother

Board of Directors: VOH is grateful to its talented local Board of Directors, responsible for Strategic and Financial Oversight of the organization.

Vision of Hope International: Small global group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the work of Vision of Hope in Zambia.

Vision of Hope is a small Zambian organization operating on a shoestring budget. We are deeply grateful for the support of our donors over the years, who have made our work possible. Please consider supporting us in any way, large or small.

We are very grateful to our past donors, including: Egmont Foundation; Population Council; Solon Foundation; Comundo; Mission Direct, Ministry of Gender; Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child; Burning Bush Ministries; and Margaret O'Brien. And many personal donations from generous individuals.