A Life of Understanding
Stanley Mulenga is a Zambian and a TB survivor. His entrepreneurial spirit, education, and experience in the community have been instrumental in the success of Christian Aid Ministries.
Born in Kitwe, Zambia in 1978, Stan was in and out of hospitals as a child with whooping cough and pneumonia. It wasn't until his last year of high school that he was eventually diagnosed with Tuberculosis. He made a miraculous recovery from this long endured, painful, and--at the time--stigmatized sickness.
To the surprise of his peers, Stan worked diligently despite the ailments of his youth and completed high school. After going on to receive a diploma in Psychosocial Counseling, Stan directed his efforts to helping those that without him would have no one to turn to. In 2004 he created Christian Aid Ministries, which provides food, transportation, medical aid, and counseling for those suffering in his community.
In early life, Stan's Christian faith grew strongly and gave him the fierce desire he has to help people who are suffering from diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. "I spent most of my childhood in Kitwe Central Hospital. When I think about this, I always weep. My God has preserved my life to this day. If it were not for Him, I would have died by now."
Through Stan's tireless and selfless efforts and together with CAM, he has helped save thousands of lives who would have had no other means. His goals, like his heart, have no limits, and the greatest joy for him is to visit with patients and volunteers in the community.