History & Background

ZAMBIA

Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.  It occupies an area of 290 square meters which means it is more than three times the area of the UK. Formerly called Northern Rhodesia, Zambia became independent from the UK in 1964.

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KAWBE

Originally called Broken Hill, Kabwe was founded in 1902 when lead and zinc deposits were found.  The town which is the centre of the provincial district, grew up around the mines.  Most of those mines have now closed but the population remains, unemployment is high and social discontent is a problem.

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Church Family Mission

Church Family Mission was deliberately situated close to several of the poorest compounds in Kabwe (Nakoli and Shamabanse).  The church building was established in 2005.

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