ADRA has been implementing the Early Drought Recovery (EDR) Project since July 2020 with the goal of assisting small holder farmers to in recovering from the 2019/2020 drought. 

The EDR Project supported 96, 000 farmers with drought tolerant crops, Conservation agriculture training, meal preparation through cooking demonstrations as well as support with small equipment such as rippers.

By 2022, the EDR project reached all the 96,000 target farmers  and over 10o,ooo were reached and supported with information through the radio program that was conducted under the project to educate and raise awareness on the importance of drought tolerant crops in the target communities of Sioma and Kalomo districts.

C.L.O.S.E 4

ADRA Zambia has been implementing the COVID 19 Lusaka Serve Everyone Operation (C.L.O.S.E) Project since June 2021 with the goal of sustaining livelihoods after the adverse effects of COVID 19 in communities.

C.L.O.S.E 4 project improved the lives of 3,000 direct beneficiaries in livelihood skills training, hygiene supplies support and awareness raising and over 50,000 indirect beneficiaries. 

By June 2022, C.L.O.S.E 4 provided Soap making skills to over 1000 women and youths, gardening skills and start up inputs in form of goats, seed packs to over 1000 men and women, and 1000 received tailoring and welding skills. 

900 handwashing stations and hygiene packs were distributed to individuals and the most at risk public institutions such as clinics and schools.

The project was implemented in Lusaka, Chirundu, Kaoma and Kalabo.


Wash Integrating Nutrition in Schools (WINS) project was implemented in Chirundu and Siavonga districts with an aim to provide decent and quality education for children in Zambia. 

WINS reached 1,222 pupils and 2,516 community members through the water, hygiene and sanitation interventions. The project drilled a total of 3 boreholes in 3 target schools namely Chininde, Nkandabbwe and Kapululira Primary schools.

3 school gardens were established and fanced to promote agricultural activities among pupils. The gardens also enabled the schools to begin school feeding programs which have positively increase school attendance.

The girls in the target schools were also trained in sewing re usable pads to promote their use, this has enable many girls to stay in school even when they are menstruating.