Spark Ventures | Zambia

One Day's Wages is very excited to partner with Spark Ventures to provide 350 Children in Zambia access to better education and more comprehensive health education and care.

We are releasing the first $10,000 upfront to provide uniforms, shoes and textbooks, and our hope is to match it for a total of $20,000 to cover the cost of two health clinics and HIV/AIDS education throughout the school year.

Who is Spark Ventures?

Spark Ventures is a Chicago-based nonprofit that partners with grassroots NGOs in developing countries that focus on child nutrition, education and health care. Spark strengthens and sustains these partners by providing resources and support. They are currently partnering with Hope Ministries, which operates a community school and an orphanage in Ndola, Zambia.  

Why Health Clinics and HIV/AIDS Education?

Good health is an essential condition for children to succeed academically and to prevent the spread of infections and disease. Semi-annual clinics at Hope Community School include a basic health evaluation and treatment for each child.

Early HIV/AIDS education enables Hope’s students to dispel misinformation about the virus and provide an opportunity to answer students’ questions about risks, contraction, treatment and symptoms.

The Partnership

ODW is partnering with Spark Ventures through this matching grant to fund the coming year’s semi-annual school clinics and the HIV/AIDS program for 350 children. ODW has already released $10,000 to cover the cost of uniforms, shoes and an additional 840 textbooks (140 for each of six subjects) across grades 1-7 at Hope Community School and would like to match that commitment for a total of $20,000 to ensure robust health care support for the children.

This project will include:

  • Staffing for the two 3-day clinics including local Zambian doctors and nurses stipends
  • Malaria testing kits and medications to treat infection 
  • Medications to treat stomach and skin worms (very common seasonal ailments
  • Other clinic supplies and materials
  • Year-round HIV/AIDS education programing

How You Can Help.

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Spark Ventures | Zambia Progress

  • $20,000.00

    Campaign Goal

  • $20,005.99

    Raised So Far

  • Percent Raised

Campaign totals reflect all donations minus credit card fees.

Donations to this Fund

Name Amount Comment Date
Anonymous $200.00 - 12.04.2012
Kevin Lin $30.00 12.02.2012
Melissa Petersen $100.00 12.02.2012
Cindy Brandt $178.37 11.28.2012
Anonymous $10.00 Wish all the people no longer suffer from bad conditions and live happily 11.13.2012
Melissa Petersen $100.00 11.03.2012
Anonymous $25.00 Praise God! He is my Song and Refuge! Lord may Your hand stretch out far and Your will be done! Praise Jesus! 10.15.2012
Anonymous $250.00 Payment of 255.00 USD submitted through PayPal. 10.09.2012
Anonymous $555.56 09.07.2012
Anonymous $50.00 08.29.2012
James VanWormer $3.00 08.15.2012
James VanWormer $5.00 08.15.2012
Anonymous $10.00 08.09.2012
Ellen Kern $20.00 Glad to be able to support such great efforts! 08.09.2012
Melissa Petersen $100.00 08.04.2012
Soul Support Foundation, Inc. $500.00 - 07.20.2012
Broadway Covenant Church $240.00 - 07.13.2012
shirley liao $80.00 thank you (: 07.12.2012
cassandra oxley $50.00 Just came back from zambia...amazing people and a what a difference Spark has made in so many of their lives! 07.04.2012
Ralph & Clara Schuster $360.00 - 06.29.2012
Leah Endalkatchew $300.00 06.29.2012
Dolores Knapp $100.00 06.28.2012
Danielle Borschnack $100.00 06.28.2012
Anonymous $10.00 06.26.2012
Anonymous $1.00 06.18.2012
Anonymous $100.00 06.13.2012
Anonymous $100.00 06.10.2012
Shannon White $25.00 05.21.2012
Ryan Jeffery $200.00 Payment of 200.00 USD submitted through PayPal. 05.19.2012
Ray Carter $100.00 Great hats on the chickens! Keep up the great work! 05.17.2012
Rich Clark $25.00 Keep up the good work Lucy. x 05.15.2012
Rebecca Pape $25.00 love how you're changing lives! 05.15.2012
Louis Potok $100.00 05.13.2012
Dylan Arjo $100.00 05.13.2012
George and Ann Goldsmith $250.00 For these precious children . . . . 05.12.2012
Jennifer Near $50.00 Great campaign and wonderful organization! 05.11.2012
David Wald $100.00 05.09.2012
Sue Braun $100.00 Junior Board! 05.09.2012
Julia Styles $0.00 I'm turning 30, and I want my gifts to go to Spark Ventures. Celebrate with me. 05.09.2012
Lisa Chatroop $15.00 Cheers to a wonderful organization! 05.09.2012
tim jeffery $50.00 05.07.2012
Brittany Williams $100.00 05.05.2012
Scott Barbeau $100.00 Thanks everyone! 05.03.2012
Susan Burnet $100.00 Great idea for a great program! Good luck! 05.03.2012
Aaron Chaiken $100.00 Let's get to $20k! 05.03.2012
Jodi McRae $100.00 05.02.2012
Shawn Jeffery $50.00 05.02.2012
Gary Vlk $100.00 Love the partnership! 05.02.2012
Raphael Nulman $250.00 Good luck Jr. Board! 05.01.2012
Steven Henderson $100.00 Leah Endalkatchew 05.01.2012