The Zambia Head Office, also referred to as the Complex, is where our Zambian headquarters are located, as well as lodging for our mission trips. In 2015, Arise felt the need for more office space, warehouse storage, and a safe area for our vehicles to be parked at night. The complex was built to accommodate all of these needs as well as housing for our mission trips.
Arise was very careful to build the complex economically—while the space was needed, we wanted to conserve donations so they could be used directly for our children. We decided to build the complex out of shipping containers, which reduced the build costs and provided income for local craftsmen in the community. Plus, through a rental program, we’re able to house other aid organizations and produce income for Arise Africa when our own mission trips are not on the ground.
About Our Complex:
Made up of 12 shipping containers
Can sleep up to 33 people
It saves Arise Africa $40,000 annually
Employs two local Zambians full-time