Africa Hope Fund's Mission

The mission of the Africa Hope Fund is to promote wildlife conservation in Southern Africa by supporting organizations on the ground that are dedicated to anti-poaching efforts, conservation education for children, wildlife damage mitigation, and continued education for local children to ensure their economic futures.

Just a few of Africa Hope Fund’s successful projects in Zambia, include:

  • Sponsorship of over 50 children to attend secondary school and college. Supplying Reading Assistants to 2 schools and 2 libraries in the South Luangwa valley.

  • Building 6 new classrooms and a library for a dilapidated primary school, increasing the student body from 320 to 930.

  • Funding local scouting patrols who find and arrest poachers, locate snares, and rescue animals caught in snares.

  • Conservation education programs and classes for local children, several of whom now have careers in wildlife conservation.  

  • The first 3 detection dogs in Zambia who find elephant ivory, rhino horns, bush meat, other wildlife contraband, guns and ammunition. Support of an additional 3 detection dogs to work in the Luangwa Valley.


"We came to Zambia to see the animals and now we return again and again because we love the people."

~ Founders Carol Van Bruggen and Steve Kuhn