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Who we are​

WE EXIST TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ZAMBIA​​​

OUR Mission

Mercy Kids Africa is a non-profit Christian organization that exists to transform the lives of vulnerable children in Zambia through the power of Jesus Christ. We create opportunities for children to thrive physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually while facilitating initiatives that strengthen their environment and community.

Our Vision

We want each child to have the opportunity to live in a healthy environment so they can become strong and conscientious adults that build and better their community.

Our Beliefs

Every child is unique and has potential.  Basic needs must be met for a child to thrive. Family and community can have a profound impact on a child’s future.  Educational opportunities should be available to everyone.  Long term success is best achieved through trusted relationship. Only Jesus can transform lives.

How we do this

Mercy Kids Africa is paving the way towards a better tomorrow for vulnerable children in Chingola, Zambia.  We’ve partnered with Lusungu Children’s Home under the leadership of Bishop Caddie N’Gnambi.  We take a community-based approach to care for the needs of the children whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS or other tragedies. With support from our donors we are able to:

education

Cover costs associated with school tuition, uniforms, and supplies.

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Establish a happy, healthy home with loving staff and provide for basic needs.

Food

Invest in agricultural and livestock ventures that directly impact the orphanage.

Meet The Team

Board of Directors

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Davina Estep

Outreach Director

As an elementary school educator of over 10 years, Davina sees bright hopes and dreams in each child and wants to deeply invest in their lives. Davina loves being outdoors with her husband, playing ultimate frisbee, running, hand lettering and traveling.

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Megan Jones

Secretary

Megan has been an educator in Title 1 schools for over 5 years. She loves to practice and teach yoga, as well as read and bake sweet treats!

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Tim Torres

Chairman

Tim loves investing in small businesses and seeing ideas turn to action. In his spare time, He loves traveling (65 countries & counting), playing the guitar, hiking and scuba diving.

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Toni Wilkinson

Marketing Director

Toni has over 12 years of experience in sales and marketing, spanning many industries from office furniture to healthcare. She is a night owl, loves the beach and all things Italian.

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Andrea Yesner

President

Andrea is an Entrepreneur at heart with experience in B2B Sales and Sales Management. She loves hip hop dancing, fine dining and homeschooling her kiddos.

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Nate Yesner

Treasurer

Nate has spent over a decade in the accounting field and is a CPA in the State of Pennsylvania. He plays the drums in this spare time and enjoys travel, sports and hiking.

Ambassadors

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Delinda Barnett

Ambassador

Delinda is a retired federal law enforcement officer who now runs her own business. She loves spending time with her grandchildren.

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Ali Clark

Ambassador

Ali is a communications consultant for the US government. In her spare time, she fosters dogs and works with numerous animal rescues in the Washington, DC Metro .

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Shannon McNary

Graphics Design

Shannon is a Graphic design professional with 7+ years of experience with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and apparel/fashion industry. When Shannon isn't Adobe, she can be found traveling, going on walks and cooking up something tasty.

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Hailey Sadler

Photographer

Hailey is a documentary photographer, writer, and researcher based out of Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on trauma, displacement, and defining home.

Financial Accountability

Mercy Kids Africa is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization committed to financial accountability with our donors and participants. We are committed to investing at least 90 percent of every dollar towards our primary mission: caring for the children.

Of the amounts donated to MKA in 2019, over 97 percent of expenditures went to programs that directly support our mission.  We provide food, education and other basic needs to 24 children supported by Lusungu Children’s Home in Chingola, Zambia.  Further, we provide support to an additional 47 children in the community to assist with school tuition payments and other costs associated with education. In total, we help 71 kids in all. 

We also help fund and/or facilitate campaigns that improve the lives of the children and the surrounding community.