How Dora Moono Nyambe is Transforming a Village in Zambia

Aiden Starling

Updated Monday, July 8, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a uplifting tale of resilience and generosity, Dora Moono Nyambe stands out as a beacon of hope in the rural village of Mapapa, Zambia. A year ago, this village faced severe challenges including no electricity, limited water supply, high crime rates, and numerous other issues that made life a constant struggle for its residents. Despite these dire circumstances, Dora has dedicated her life to providing a safe and stable environment for the children in this community.

Five years ago, Dora moved to Mapapa with her four adopted children. Driven by a passion to make a difference, she started creating TikTok videos to raise funds for building a school and a village for children in desperate need. Her efforts quickly garnered attention, amassing over 4 million followers on TikTok. Today, Dora cares for almost 400 children, providing them with love, education, and a sense of security.

However, the costs of supporting such a large number of children present ongoing challenges. To help alleviate these burdens, Dora partnered with organizations like Lectric and GivePower. Together, they initiated a project to build a solar array to provide much-needed electricity and security for the village. This marked the first time many children experienced light at night, a moment filled with joy and amazement.

But the support didn't stop there. Inspired by Dora's dedication, the team committed to doubling their contributions. This included tripling the village's solar generation capacity, conducting a full hydrological study to ensure a proper well with clean, safe water, and installing a state-of-the-art internet network. These efforts culminated in the construction of a well, providing fresh drinking water in abundance for the first time.

Among the many children benefiting from these improvements is Beauty, a young girl recovering from an injury. Thanks to CURE International, who stepped in with timely medical intervention, Beauty's leg was saved from amputation, allowing her to continue her recovery with hope and dignity.

Dora's relentless efforts and the generous support from partners and donors have created a brighter future for the children of Mapapa. To follow Dora's journey and contribute to her mission, visit her TikTok and Instagram pages or contribute directly through her GoFundMe campaign. Every donation goes a long way in supporting Dora and the children she cares for.

For a closer look at Dora's incredible work and the transformative projects underway, watch the full video [here](


Explore the heartening story of Dora Moono Nyambe and witness the positive changes in the lives of the children in Mapapa, Zambia.

Noticed an error or an aspect of this article that requires correction? Please provide the article link and reach out to us. We appreciate your feedback and will address the issue promptly.

View source: YouTube

Check out our latest stories