Zambia is home to awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife and a burgeoning economy. However, largely due to the prevalence of HIV and AIDS, poverty is widespread and life expectancy is among the lowest in the world.
Congregations of Catholic Sisters are faith-based community organizations that often work with young children but are seldom given the opportunity for education in early childhood development. So, the Hilton's Children Affected by HIV and AIDS initiative combined with the initiatives of Catholic Sisters in Zambia provided a partnership opportunity where they could work together. Representatives from the Hilton Foundation visited Zambia to meet their partners and beneficiaries and to understand the context in which they work.