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World Vision Zambia has put in place measures to improve the livelihood of vulnerable families in the country and Kafue district in particular.

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Chipapa Greenfield branch team leader Towela Mzumara said   young girls in the district are the most victims of gender based and domestic violence, early marriages and pregnancies, defilement and other vices.

Ms Mzumara said this during a presentation at a stakeholders meeting at Lilo lodge in Kafue.

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She added that in order to fight the vice, her organization, in conjunction with the district leadership including traditional leaders was working on modalities in improving the well being of children in the Kafue district.

Ms Mzumara further said the programme which started in 2011 is in the second year of implementation stage in Malundu and Lukolongo wards in the district.

She  further  said  the world vision Greenfield  Chipapa  branch  is empowering all vulnerable families  within their reach in the district with capacity building, self organization and  economic development skills  to enable them sustain the development interventions.

In addition  Ms Mzumara  cited lack of knowledge on roles and responsibilities of  community  structure and  maternal  child health  issues  as  one  of  contributing factors  affecting the well being of  children and families  in the  district.

She  has  since called  for  concerted  efforts  from  all stake holders  in improving  the livelihood of the vulnerable  children and  families at large.

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