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The Association of Zambians in Seattle, Washington (AZISWA) was founded on January 22, 2006 in Seattle by Zambians living in the Puget Sound Region of Washington. AZISWA is a fully-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in accordance with the US Federal non-profit corporation code.

AZISWA Membership is open to all area residents interested in the well being and development of Zambia as well as the welfare of Zambians in the Puget Sound Region.

Our founding principles are aimed at supporting communities at the grassroots level in the fight against such everyday challenges as hunger, shelter, health, education and poverty through coordinating activities within the local Zambian Community. We also hold fundraising efforts and collaborate with other organizations to support development projects in Zambia.
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Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a democratically-governed landlocked country in Southern Africa with a tropical climate consisting mostly of high plateau, with some hills and mountains, and dissected by river valleys. The name Zambia was derived from the Zambezi River which flows through the western region of the country and cumulated by Victoria Falls outside of Livingstone, known locally as Mosi-o-Tunya” or “(The) Thundering Smoke”.

The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital Lusaka and the Copperbelt to the northwest.

​Zambia is undergoing economic reform such as the size of the public sector and improving Zambia’s social sector delivery systems. Poverty is still problematic with many people living below the national poverty line.