Tamara lives with her mother, twin two year old brothers, and younger sister in the village of Misaka, which is in the central part of Zambia. Tamara’s father has died. Her mother works hard to support her young family as a gardener, but she does not earn enough of an income to provide fully for her children. In order to stay in school, Tamara needs assistance. She has a bright mind and performs well in school. She enjoys many of the subjects that are taught.
Orphans and children who still have their parents attend school at Misaka. Children in the International Needs Zambia sponsorship program receive a quality education, school supplies, a uniform, shoes and a backpack, a blanket, medical care, and spiritual care. Their families also receive monthly food baskets and spiritual and financial counseling.