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Author: Holly Nelson

Welcome to Special Hope Network, Jessalin! We are happy to introduce our newest full-time Special Hope Network staff member to you. Jessalin Elliott will be working toward Special Hope’s sustainability and expansion of our Community Care Center programs located in Lusaka, Zambia.  She has been here in Lusaka for the past few weeks meeting moms and kids, observing in our programs, going to hospitals, clinics, churches, markets, riding minibuses, and doing just about everything possible to get a feel for...

Hello, my name is Martha Fuechsel and I joined the Special Hope Network team a year ago. Coming in, I was not sure what to expect. We all create a picture from what we hear in the news, learn in school, and from the pictures we see of what a country in Africa could look like, and what a program for kids with disabilities in a developing country would be like. On my first day, I walked into our Community Care...

In 2018, Special Hope Network was chosen by the Women's Ministry at Montgomery Evangelical Free Church as recipients of their amazing sewing talents and sourcing abilities to find things our kids and Moms need to have. It has been an amazing connection, with the end result being the gift of hundreds of cloth diapers and cloth diaper covers, arriving in Lusaka in people's luggage (free delivery!), and in four huge boxes delivered on a container that came on a ship.  One...

Hello all! We are Katie and Kiki, two Resident Pediatricians from the United States, specifically from the University of Virginia. We spent a month in Lusaka, Zambia at Special Hope Network, and now that we have been back in the States, we have had some time to reflect on our time there and wanted to share! After only a short time in Zambia, we noticed immediately how welcoming and kind the people are. However, something that stood out to us very...