Moments that Matter:
Strengthening Families So Young Children Thrive
Episcopal Relief & Development and the Zambia Anglican Council launched an integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) program in 2012 for families affected by HIV/AIDS. Currently serving nearly 10,000 children under five and their parents or other primary caregivers, this program was started with a $350,000, two-year grant from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation as part of their Children Affected by HIV and AIDS initiative. Based on early signs of success, Episcopal Relief & Development was then awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the Foundation, to strengthen the program and expand it to other rural areas of Zambia during 2014-2016. The Hilton Foundation grants are matched 1:1 by Episcopal Relief & Development with other funds, as required by the Foundation.