Impact Zambia works in partnership with local leaders to help some of the poorest communities in rural areas of southwestern Zambia. Its programs are primarily operated through New Life Tabernacle (founded in 1994 and headquartered in Itezhi, Zambia) and its 20+ branch churches.
Established in 2012, Impact Zambia’s first project was to build a facility that doubled up as an office and school on the site of the Itezhi-tezhi church, and to build new church buildings in Mumbwa and Namwala. Through partnerships with Canadian and South African churches, Rotary International, and International Teams Canada, they have since expanded their programs to include community development initiatives designed to break the cycle of poverty through education and vocational training.
The life-changing vocational Training Centre in Itezhi-tezhi grew up out of a sewing club, which has provided sewing and business training to women in partnership with Rotary International. The need for skills and leadership development, resulted in the construction of a multi-purpose training centre, which offers classes in leadership training as well as employable skills like sewing, agriculture, woodworking, building dams, and mechanical repair.