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Global Partners for Health is an international, independent humanitarian organization providing funds for orphanages, children’s homes and medical clinics in sub-Saharan Africa.

Global Partners for Health is one of the primary sources of funding for The Lubasi Home and Lushomo Home for Girls in Livingstone, Zambia – and the only U.S. charity. It is because of your kindness and generosity that we are able to provide care and education for up to 65 children at Lubasi and 30 girls at the Lushomo Home for Girls. It costs approximately $1200 a year per child for food, clothing, education and healthcare. Given the high standard of care, this is an amazingly efficient and effective use of funds.

One of our new challenges is to help the older children leaving the Lubasi Home continue their education at university or trade schools. Living expenses outside of tuition are about $400 per year for food, books, and clothing. We are currently setting up a fund which will help with these costs. Lubasi means “family” in the Zambian Silozi dialect. These children remain part of our family even after they leave to pursue their adult lives.

Please join our efforts in education, healthcare , and projects in sustainable farming and jobs training. Global Partners for Health sends 100% of donations to the programs we support. All administrative costs are covered by the founders.

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Christina Mutikitela
administrator, mother, father, teacher & counselor

Christina Mutikitela

Christina is pictured on the left with Priscilla one of the Lubasi children. Christina’s title is Administrator but she is mother, father, teacher and counselor to all of the children! Christina and her husband have four children of their own who have all gone to university and are working as teachers and lawyers. She has one of the older boys living at her house and it is not uncommon for her to take in children who are found on the streets until they can be placed in the Lubasi Home. In addition to running the Lubasi Home, Christina also helps with the Lushomo Home for Girls which cares for abused girls who need extra protection and special care. On any given day Christina oversees the kids getting off for school at Lubasi, speaks at rural villages on childcare, helps out at Lushomo, fundraises and meets with local social service officials – whew! In addition she is one of the most loving and wise women anyone will ever meet! Christina is a true hero and a savior to the children at Lubasi!




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Sister Petroneldis
caregiver

Sister Petroneldis

Sister Petroneldis seen here “pre-game” is the primary caregiver to the children at Lubasi. Born in Indonesia, she came to Zambia wanting to help orphaned children. Sister Petroneldis receives no salary although she usually works seven days a week and lives at Lubasi in order to be with the children 24 hours a day. Her kindness and sense of humor are amazing! Not to mention her patience. Sr. Petroneldis is Christina’s right hand!




The Ladies of Lubasi


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Margaret Whitehead
treasurer

Margaret Whitehead

Margaret is the treasurer and original board member of the Lubasi Home. Her work is invaluable to the home and her long standing trust and relationship with Global Partners for Health has been the primary reason funding from the US is possible. Margaret was born and raised in nearby Zimbabwe but moved to Zambia 30 years ago. She raised two daughters and now works long days for the Lubasi Home and several local schools.




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Mira Hozzova
board member

Mira Hozzova

Mira Hozzova is an honorary board member for Global Partners for Health. Her expertise and professionalism in the restaurant and hospitality industry have been crucial in fundraising and special events planning for the Lubasi and Lushomo Homes.




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Terri Glasser
founder

Terri Glasser

Terri is the founder and director of Global Partners for Health which is the primary funding source for the Lubasi Home and is now working to raise funds for the Lubasi Home for Girls.




Board of Directors

Terri Glasser, Executive Director

Scott Glasser, MD - Reisterstown, Maryland

Katherine Davey - Madison, Wisconsin

Libby Welty, RN - Dallas, Texas

Rachel Stanton, Grant Specialist - Burlington, VT

Nicholas Stanton, Esq. - Burlington, VT

Kelly McIntosh, RN and Medical - Writer -Fort Lauderdale, FL

Susan D. Taylor, Logistics Consultants - Lewisville, NC

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