About Us

AZWWI was founded by women with a common goal of helping the community.

The founders Dr. Anna Katema and Ms. Prisca Zulu believe the best gift you can given a person is education, health and finacial freedom.   They both believe i the phrase  “when you educate a woman, you educate a nation”.

Our goal is to support  Rural women Education, health and financial freedom.

We partner with Rural schools and support the education of girl orphans by  paying school fees and providing school supplies including books, pens, uniforms ects.

We also support women entrepreneurship by partnering with  Rural businesses owned by women in different  rural communities.

Education is an empowering tool that helps children and people of all ages to change the conditions of their lives.  We partner and work with schools to ensure that underprivileged children have the necessary supplies needed for them to receive the education that they deserve.

Health: When individuals are healthy, society thrives, and so does a nation’s economy. We support programs that enable and empower Zambians to receive quality healthcare.

Our Mission

Empowering people through socio-economic programs helps eradicate poverty and when people work together, they can do a world of good.  AZWWI’s mission is to put this into action. With funds raised from hosting community and other fundraising events, we provide support necessary to improve the lives of Zambian women and children everywhere. By identifying different needs, we support our fellow Zambians in ways that greatly improve their lives.

Join us in our efforts – volunteer or donate today.

Committee Members

Dr. Anna Katema

Dr. Anna Katema

Founder

I believe the best gift you can give someone is education. Educating a girl orphan is critical because it has many economic benefits for the country and world at large. As an orphan I find joy in giving back and putting a smile on a young girls face and ease financial burdens for families.
Ms. Priscar Zulu

Ms. Priscar Zulu

Co founder of AZWWI

Wife and mother who believes that everyone has a role to making this world a better place

Education and empowerment is key in leveling the playing field for women and girls therefore the driving force in organizing AZWWI.

Dr. Margaret Mwendapole

Dr. Margaret Mwendapole

Committee Member

My name is Dr. Margaret Mwendapole. Born in Chingola, but raised in Lusaka. I am an Educator by profession. My family and I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a proud member of AZWII and honored to be part of this group of strong, amazing Zambian women.
Ms Chibangu Kambobe Green

Ms Chibangu Kambobe Green

Committee Member

A Mother, Wife, Entrepreneur ~Partner/Owner at Greenline Logistics, AmeZam Shipping Atlanta Area Manager since 2011. I was raised in a huge family and giving back is always something fulfilling to my heart. Blessed to be a part of AZWWI in empowering orphaned Zambian children.
Ms. Chungu Chewe

Ms. Chungu Chewe

Treasurer

Mathematician & Computer Scientist, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer. I feel so privileged to be a part of a group of women who, through collective effort, bring real life empowerment to under privileged communities.
Ms. Navisimo Chifunda Kambafwile

Ms. Navisimo Chifunda Kambafwile

Committee Secretary

The Lukomba Initiative is near and dear to my heart as it focuses on the support of orphans. Being an orphan myself, I would like to give the girls a shot at having the opportunities i was able to have through the support of others.
Ms. Eleanor Sales

Ms. Eleanor Sales

Donor Liason

She is a product of Chipembi girls boarding school in Zambia. Eleanor uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage young girls and boys to work hard and achieve goals. Eleanor is inspired daily by her family. In her free time, Eleanor likes to travel, cook and play video games with her 3 sons.
Dr. Phindile Ericka Chowa

Dr. Phindile Ericka Chowa

Board Member

What this organization is doing is inspiring. I am happy and proud to be a part if a movement that is seeking to educate Zambia’s orphans. Children are our future. If we equip them with what they need to succeed, our world will be a better place.
Ms. Bridget Kaira

Ms. Bridget Kaira

Board Member

I enjoy giving back and putting a smile on someone’s face.

I’ll share the little that I have.

Ms. Tina Mwale RN,BSN

Ms. Tina Mwale RN,BSN

Board member

Tina Mwale is a graduate of Georgia State University and Brenau University. She currently works as a General Medicine Resident Nurse with Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Emory Healthcare, Tina worked for Sheltering Arms. Sheltering Arms is a non-profit organization committed to providing high‐quality early education, child care and comprehensive family support services to more than 3,500 children and their families annually at 13 metropolitan Atlanta locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Tina has been active with the AZWWI since its inception because she believes that sustainable access to quality education for women and girls raises their standards of living in economical, health, and social terms which benefits society as a whole.
Ms. Chola Sims

Ms. Chola Sims

Board member

An IT executive with more than 25 years’ experience delivering technology solutions for large complex systems in support of multi-billion dollar global business transformation initiatives. Chola is also the Founder and Principal Consultant at Marchan Global Solutions, LLC. and the Founder of Marchan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting philanthropic initiatives in Zambia
Dr. Maria Punabantu Malimba

Dr. Maria Punabantu Malimba

Co-treasurer

A mother, wife and Physician who enjoys empowering women. It is fulfiling to help orphan girls, this is importatnt to me as I am an orphan and other peoples generosity helped me achieve my dream of becoming a medical doctor. I love being a part of AZWWI.