Jordan is a peri-urban compound, approx 5 kilometres from the centre of Lusaka. Most compounds have emerged as vulnerable households gather together and build their homes. The facilities of running water and power are not available to many of the households, therefore life expectancy there is approximately 35 years. Cholera outbreaks occur regularly.

The United Church of Zambia has a church in the middle of Jordan Compound. Jordan Vision of Hope community school has emerged from the many pleas of parents, relatives and the children themselves, for an opportunity to have some education.