Baynards Zambia Trust (BZT) was founded in 1997, and the funds it raises in the UK support interventions which aim to help poor and isolated rural Zambian communities become self-sufficient in a holistic approach.

BZT has no paid staff. The charity is run by a group of Trustees who meet all UK administration costs and travel costs to Zambia – so that every penny raised is sent to Zambia.

BZT Trustees know Zambia well. They visit the country regularly, and the charity only supports projects they have personally visited. Every intervention is judged on the basis of their own experience of development work.

BZT works with The Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF), a national non-governmental organisation based in Masansa in Mkushi District where the activities are based. Together, we identify, select and manage individual activities. The interventions supported by BZT include:


  • Schools, improving access to education

  • HIV and AIDS programmes

  • Village banks

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Community capacity building


These interventions are holistic, with higher income from farming and the village banks enabling more children to stay at school for more years and crop diversification producing more nutritious food for those who are suffering from AIDS.


All the interventions have direct community involvement and are designed to become self-supporting.


Farmers at Busa Demo site


Women's SILC Group


Patricia Napier pictured with the ZRDF Team in Zambia.