Languages: English (official) and about 70 local languages including Bemba and Tonga.
Education: there is no compulsory education; seven years free education. Literacy for women:
and literacy for men:
About two-thirds of Zambians live in poverty.
Per capita annual incomes are well below their levels at independence and, at $1,500, place the country among the world's poorest nations
The average life expectancy is about 39 years
And maternal mortality is 101 per 1,000 live births.
Zambia is also one of Sub-Saharan Africa's most highly urbanized countries.
Over one-third of the country's 12.9 million people are concentrated in a few urban zones.
Once a middle-income country, Zambia began to slide into poverty in the 1970s when copper prices declined on world markets.
The indigenous hunter-gatherer occupants of Zambia began to be displaced or absorbed by more advanced migrating tribes about 2,000 years ago.
The major waves of Bantu-speaking immigrants began in the 15th century.
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago.
Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights,
The government's human rights record remained poor, although there were improvements in a few areas.
Human rights problems included unlawful killings; torture, beatings, and abuse of suspects and detainees by security forces.
CULTURE! Zambia is a country with lots of culture.
See the beautiful land and culture!
Fairtrade is about the workers and producers of the products getting a fair amount of profit for there products.
You could help kids education much more better just by fairtrade Help them!
Help make Zambia a better country for everyone! The people of Zambia need your help!
Fairtrade in Zambia
The Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) is a national show-case that presents the developments and changes taking place. Once every year at the Trade Fair, the industry exhibits products alongside services and government programmes.
The Zambian Soap Company
The Zambian Soap Company is an organic fairtrade organisation who sell soap.
It’s part of the Fairtrade products.
CNSA Organic Zambian Soap
The Company of Natural Soap Association (CNSA) is a soap that comes from Zambia and it is a fairtrade product. Some of the ingredients are: Central oil, oil seeds, water, herbs, flowers, blossom. No chemicals!
Flavours: Lavender, spearmint, lemon grass and cassia.