You may be aware of the shocking statistics relating to African Children, some specific to Zambia are:
- OVER 71% OF ZAMBIA'S SIX MILLION CHILDREN LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION
- OVER 30% OF ALL ZAMBIAN CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15 ARE ORPHANS
- BY 2015 ABOUT 20% OF ZAMBIA'S CHILDREN WILL BE ORPHANED BY HIV/AIDS
Wayaya is the long standing dream of Zambian-born Glenda Wiseman (nee Namukonda). In 2002 whilst working as a pharmacist in Guernsey, she developed a strong friendship with Tony and Marian Falla. They were touched by the shocking statistics and Glenda's deep commitment to achieve her ambition.
After travelling to Zambia to see the foundations of this project, the Fallas had the opportunity to see first hand the poverty and desperate situation facing these children on a daily basis, which strengthened their resolve to complete this project and provide fundraising support now and for the future.
From the fundraising efforts Wayaya House has been built and furnished from scratch and is now in the position of being able to accept some children.