Pia&alex In zAMBIA

We are Pia and Alex, a German/Austrian couple living in Berlin. We love getting to know people, cultures an countries. Seeing them thrive and live up to their potential gives us so much joy. This is why we want to give everything we are and have to help those, who can‘t help themselves.

We are currently planning to move to Kabwe, Zambia in September of 2020. There, we will join the leadership team of Life Trust, a local NGO.

Zambia is in Southern Africa and it is severely marked by poverty. Families in the country‘s compounds are most vulnerable to the consequences of lacking resources.

Life Trust‘s vision is to empower youth and families to change the environments they live in sustainably and to strengthen their faith. Focussing on education, Life Trust aims at giving children and parents a better future by means of school- and occupational-education.

life trust school waya

The Life Trust School Waya gives app. 350 children the opportunity to a high-quality education. Donors (mainly from Germany, at the moment) become sponsors for a HIV-orphan or otherwise vulnerable child to make this possible.

community empowerment

Life Trust also has a program that helps the legal guardians of many children earn an income for their families. In the tailoring workshop, the guardians can learn sewing, they have the opportunity to earn money making school uniforms and later open their own small tailoring business. More areas, like farming, will be added in the next years.


Within the context of this project, Life Trust supports and fosters a limited number of promising graduates with further training every year to allow them to gain good academic, professional, and spiritual and personal qualifications in order to become a positive influence in the professional world.

Our work

We cannot wait until we are finally back in Zambia. When we are, we will be joining the leadership team there to learn and grow into our roles. The current leaders will finish their terms early in 2021, which is when we will take over their tasks and responsibilities. Alex, with his training and gifting in finances and human resources, will be in charge of the mission's overall leadership. There are approximately 40 Zambian employees at Life Trust, with whom we will work together, starting daily with a corporate time of devotion. Pia will be responsible for communications, as well as developing the community empowering tailoring area. One thing we are especially excited about is living with young adults and training them in discipleship. Every year, there are a group of 5-10 German adults that come to LIFE TRUST for a gap year. They join the team, work, and receive training to develop in faith and character. Originally, we were hoping to go back to Zambia in mid-August 2020. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we cannot predict what Africa as a whole will be going through in the coming weeks and months. Please do join us in prayer for protection over Zambia and wisdom for ourselves.

Become a part of our work

... through your support in praying and donating

Reoccurring giving:

  • Account: Mülheimer Verband
  • Bank: Spar- und Kreditbank Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden
  • IBAN: DE90 5009 2100 0001 6208 00
  • On the transaction, please include as usage: “Spende Sambia Allg. FAMILIE HINTZ" & your name and current address

For one-time donations: please do contact us. We are incredibly grateful for any support!


Pia & Alex Hintz