17th largest country in Africa
bordered by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi and Angola.
Three seasons: Rainy, cool/dry, hot/dry.
Home to Victoria Falls, is rich in copper and is a popular safari destination featuring the "Big Five" (lions, leopards, cape buffalo, elephants, and rhinoceros).
English is the official language (has 70 tribal languages). Christianity is the predominate religion mixed with other religious practices. National currency is the Kwacha.
The population of Zambia is 13 million with an unemployment rate of 50%. Almost 1/2 of the population is under the age of 14 and averages only 7 years of education. Most of these households live on less than $2/day. The current life expectancy is 57 years partially due to prominent fatal diseases such as
HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..."