Program Vision Statement

All citizens of Mwandi will have an improved standard of living that enhances their quality of life, maximizing their potential through increased opportunities in education and employment, increasing life expectancy, reducing HIV transmission, and providing a safe and sustainable community.

Program Mission Statement

To bring volunteers into the community to support existing programs and provide resources to continue programs and develop new opportunities.

Program History

Home for AIDS Orphans was established by Dan and Paula Van Zyl. In 2014 we became a registered Not for Profit Organization and began operating as Home for AIDS Orphans. It began by offering a tour from South Africa through Botswana and Namibia ending up in Mwandi Village for nine days, recruiting volunteers/travellers from around the world. While in Mwandi volunteers work with various programs. In July 2006 they began having the volunteers fly direct into Livingstone, Zambia thus increasing the time in Mwandi from 9 days to 17 days. Approximately 3000 volunteers have visited and worked in the community since 2005 and we have built 141 homes which has provided housing for over 800 orphans and their care givers.

Paula is a member and the accountant for the Mwandi Home for the Aged committee (Kandiana). In August 2008 she was asked to join the Women’s Christian Fellowship and become ‘Anamoyo’ and has since been an active member of the Church. In January 2009 Paula was inducted to the Livingstone Rotary Club District 9210. She has been Membership chair and has served as the Secretary of the club on the international Project committee since 2011. Paula was the President of the club for 2013-2014 and is now Head of International Projects Livingstone Rotary Club.