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Public invited to hear volunteer share stories about life in Zambia

MORRIS - What is it like for abandoned children living on the streets of Lusaka, Zambia? How is one home and one farm changing their lives? How can people volunteer and serve?

The founder of Action For Children - Zambia, Carol McBrady, will answer those questions and share her story at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the University of Minnesota, Morris Science Building, Room 1020. The public is invited.

McBrady currently has about 83 children she has rescued from the streets of Lusaka, Zambia, living in a home in Lusaka and on a farm outside the city. With the help of private donors to her Minnesota-based nonprofit organization (, she feeds and houses them in a homelike setting, pays tuition for their education and helps them find jobs. She's already helped about 75 other children find employment in Zambia.

Born in Graceville and raised in Maple Lake, Minn., the social worker sold her home and moved to Zambia almost a decade ago. Known as Mama Carol, she has committed her life to helping as many street children as she can to learn how to be part of a family and become self-sustaining adults.

McBrady heads back to her Zambian family later this week after a month-long visiting Minnesota family and friends and attending fundraisers. The event in Morris was arranged by her nephew, Dillon McBrady, a senior and president of student government at UMM. For more information, contact him at (612) 685-5132.