Monthly Archives: April 2015

Money Counters and Keepers of the Keys

The group of women gathered in Irene’s porch listen attentively as Ali explains how a GROW group functions. All of them struggle to feed their families and pay the rent. They’re hopeful that GROW will help them improve their economic … Continue reading

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Zambia: conservation farming prevents hunger

A little yellow bird flits in the fig tree, the gardener is pulling weeds around the profusely blooming poinsettia bush – Eva’s garden is a welcome retreat from the last busy days in Kitwe, Zambia. I arrived Tuesday night to … Continue reading

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When hunger has a face…

“Are we to starve???” Vivienne writes me in a Facebook message. She’s relating to the worries of Zambian small-scale farmers who are facing a massive reduction of their maize (corn) harvest due to a rainy season that has ended far … Continue reading

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