Monthly Archives: October 2010

George compound, Lusaka


Joyce and Veronica from the Residents’ Development Committee of George compound. Just two of many utterly inspirational women.

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Kawama Compound in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province


We drove about 400km north to Kitwe, Zambia’s second largest city, in the Copperbelt Province. We interviewed the Residents’ Development Committee at Kawama Compound, who are members of the Homeless and Poor People’s Federation.

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Just to prove I’m here!


this is me and my colleague John interviewing Petronella, the director of the international NGO Habitat for Humanity. I love going to their offices, as they’ve got air con, and Petronella can summon bottles of icy water with a click of … Continue reading

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First blood


Newsflash – killed my first cockroach. Chased it down my wall, across the carpet and then whacked it with a flip flop. When I left, despite the fact that its guts were spilling (literally), there was still one antler waving. Wonder … Continue reading

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Home in the dark


I’m feeling a bit ashamed of myself for going on about the creepy crawlies so much. Actually, the eight-legged variety seem to have moved out of my bedroom. Does that mean I won? Feel a bit bad in a way, … Continue reading

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Some local flora


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Another day at the office


There are hundreds, probably thousands, of these tiny ramshackle shacks along the roadsides. People spend all day in them selling phone top up cards.

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