Case Studies

A Holistic Approach to Empowering Students in Rural Zambia

In rural Zambia, where many young people face socioeconomic challenges, the Presentation Sisters aim to help community members break the cycle of poverty. With Helmsley support, they're increasing educational opportunities for students and adult learners in Kaloma and Kaoma. The Presentations... Read More

Removing Barriers to Education in Zambia

In Zambia, 10 percent of the population are orphans and many of these children lack adequate healthcare, psychosocial support, or adult supervision. This often results in children forgoing school, along with the opportunities that education provides. In an effort to empower this vulnerable... Read More

Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases

Julião Samutaka has worked for more than 20 years in Caála, a small town in Huambo province, Angola, where he teaches at the Bumba Flor primary school. In the community where he works and lives, many neglected tropical diseases like intestinal worms are endemic. Prior to a partnership between the... Read More

Bringing Clean Water to Children in Zambia

Waterborne diseases cause millions of deaths each year, and in Zambia, five million people lack access to clean drinking water, a serious health risk for many children. To combat these problems, Helmsley’s Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa Program is supporting WaterAid ’s efforts to bring... Read More

A Self-Sustaining Solution for Fighting Poverty

Nuru International was launched in 2009 to address the challenges faced by those living in extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. When founder and CEO Jake Harriman, a former U.S. Marine Corps Commander, saw firsthand how the lack of resources and basic human rights affected individuals in these... Read More