Zambia Mission Fund

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The Haven’s Milk Program Helps Babies Survive and Thrive

a baby drinking from a bottle

Heartbreak, sorrow, confusion. Grieving family members experience all of these emotions when a mother dies in childbirth.

For families in rural areas of Zambia, the feelings of heartbreak and confusion are made even greater by the need to find care for the surviving infant. Often an aunt, grandmother, sister or the baby’s father is willing to take on the responsibility—but there is no food for the baby.

3 stacked infant formula cans with a woman feeding a bottle to a baby in the background

In remote rural areas, infant formula is difficult to find and too expensive for most families to afford.

The Haven’s Milk Program at Namwianga Mission is designed to help these babies survive and thrive. Every month a caregiver brings the infant to the Haven to receive a month’s supply of formula. Haven staff members are available to check the baby and see if medical or nutritional interventions are needed.

a smiling baby with his hands on an infant formula container

Monthly visits continue until the baby is ready for solid food. Currently 65 babies are enrolled in the Milk Program.

Some families have no one who can take on the responsibility of caring for the baby, or they have no source for clean water to use for preparing formula. These babies are welcomed in the Haven’s residential care home. Loving aunties provide loving day-to-day care. Haven babies also depend on formula from the Milk Program.

The cost for infant formula for one baby is $15 per month. Your support can help every baby in the Milk Program survive and thrive.

"Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness."

— 2 Corinthians 9:8 —


Zambia Mission reaches out to those who need it most.