Give a Jumpstart

Give a Jumpstart is dedicated to improving the welfare of children and their families in rural Zambia.  We work with grassroots partner organizations to harness local initiative and build community capacity. Our programs encourage economic self-sufficiency by providing vulnerable women with micro-loans to give them a jumpstart in initiating their own income-generating projects. Jumpstart promotes sexual and reproductive health by supporting programs in family planning, HIV prevention, and gender equality. We are a non-profit, non-denominational organization of women investing in women, for the benefit of the community.

  • Improve the status of women by empowering them to achieve a sustainable source of income and to become self-sufficient
  • Enable children – especially girls, orphans and vulnerable children – to complete an education
  • Provide adolescents – especially girls - with the life skills necessary to stay alive and healthy so they may reach adulthood and provide for their families.