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Real Lives CAFOD’s work in Zambia
Why does CAFOD work in Zambia? <ul><li>Zambia is a poor country. </li></ul><ul><li>There is great need  </li></ul><ul><li>...
What makes Zambia poor? <ul><li>About 16% of people  are living with AIDS  or HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>50% are unemployed </...
Who does CAFOD help? <ul><li>The Myambo family lives in Southern Zambia, </li></ul><ul><li>in the village of Kalisowe, 56 ...
CAFOD has provided <ul><li>Two water pumps for their village – one is solar powered. </li></ul><ul><li>The water supplies ...
Before the pumps… <ul><li>During the drought, people were walking up to 15 km to a water supply. Then they had to dig to r...
Clean water means health: <ul><li>Less walking to collect water. </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water does not carry disease. </l...
<ul><li>“ We used to share dirty water with the animals but now we have clean water.”   </li></ul><ul><li>Anolaska Myambo,...
The water pumps mean more free time for  games, music and growing vegetables. “ When I’m free I like  reading and playing....
The school garden <ul><li>Provides both training in agricultural skills and food to eat and sell. </li></ul><ul><li>This i...
<ul><li>“ The school garden is really good … Before the garden there was no source of income. Now we can sell tomatoes and...
Extreme weather means … <ul><li>During the rainy season, the village was completely cut off  by the rivers so children cou...
So CAFOD helped … <ul><li>the ministry of education makes radio programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>CAFOD helps to broadcast on ...
<ul><li>“ I’m studying  grade 5 in the  community  school.…  In the other  schools you  have to pay  school fees  but here...
There is still work to be done <ul><li>“ We want to build  a proper school building so it becomes a reasonable school.  At...
Health is still an issue <ul><li>Two of the Myambo children have epilepsy. </li></ul><ul><li>This is often triggered by ma...
<ul><li>“ We need electricity for education and a clinic because there’s nothing near here.  If someone is seriously sick ...
Message of thanks <ul><li>“ I am very thankful that God gave us people like CAFOD … It is important because  we are starti...
<ul><li>Picture credits: </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Irby, Annie Bungeroth, Gideon Mendel,  </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry Callow ...
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Cafod In Zambia

  1. 1. Real Lives CAFOD’s work in Zambia
  2. 2. Why does CAFOD work in Zambia? <ul><li>Zambia is a poor country. </li></ul><ul><li>There is great need </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy is 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions live on less than one dollar, or about 60p, a day. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What makes Zambia poor? <ul><li>About 16% of people are living with AIDS or HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>50% are unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Copper mining is an important industry but all the mines are owned by foreign companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme weather – such as terrible floods in 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Tens of thousands of refugee soldiers fleeing the Congo. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who does CAFOD help? <ul><li>The Myambo family lives in Southern Zambia, </li></ul><ul><li>in the village of Kalisowe, 56 km from Monze. </li></ul>
  5. 5. CAFOD has provided <ul><li>Two water pumps for their village – one is solar powered. </li></ul><ul><li>The water supplies 300 homes and the school, and is used to water plants. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before the pumps… <ul><li>During the drought, people were walking up to 15 km to a water supply. Then they had to dig to reach the water. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clean water means health: <ul><li>Less walking to collect water. </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water does not carry disease. </li></ul><ul><li>The family can grow fruit and vegetables and enjoy a more varied diet. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ We used to share dirty water with the animals but now we have clean water.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anolaska Myambo, aged 14 </li></ul>
  9. 9. The water pumps mean more free time for games, music and growing vegetables. “ When I’m free I like reading and playing. I like skipping.” Odetta Myambo, 9 “ When I’m free I like to play around with my friends, we play netball.” Anolaska Myambo, 14 “ I also play music with the Jabalando Brothers – it’s a good way of spending time. I hope we can be a big band in the future. I play the instrument called the babatone.” Pancritias Myambo, 17
  10. 10. The school garden <ul><li>Provides both training in agricultural skills and food to eat and sell. </li></ul><ul><li>This is long-term development – helping people to help themselves in ways that will last. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ The school garden is really good … Before the garden there was no source of income. Now we can sell tomatoes and use the money to buy clothes. Before there was a lot of hunger but now it’s much better because we have things to grow.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anolaska Myambo, aged 14 </li></ul>The school garden
  12. 12. Extreme weather means … <ul><li>During the rainy season, the village was completely cut off by the rivers so children could not go to school. </li></ul>Rain in Africa
  13. 13. So CAFOD helped … <ul><li>the ministry of education makes radio programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>CAFOD helps to broadcast on the local community radio station. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ I’m studying grade 5 in the community school.… In the other schools you have to pay school fees but here you just learn for free; it’s great!” </li></ul>Pancritias Myambo, aged 17
  15. 15. There is still work to be done <ul><li>“ We want to build a proper school building so it becomes a reasonable school. At the school progress is ok but I would like someone trained to teach.” </li></ul><ul><li>Elisias Myambo (father) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health is still an issue <ul><li>Two of the Myambo children have epilepsy. </li></ul><ul><li>This is often triggered by malaria. </li></ul><ul><li>The clinics are still a 15 km walk. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ We need electricity for education and a clinic because there’s nothing near here. If someone is seriously sick they could die before we can get them there.” </li></ul><ul><li>Monica Mulongo </li></ul>
  18. 18. Message of thanks <ul><li>“ I am very thankful that God gave us people like CAFOD … It is important because we are starting to get agricultural skills. Before we didn’t have water, but now we do.” </li></ul><ul><li>Elisias Myambo </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Picture credits: </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Irby, Annie Bungeroth, Gideon Mendel, </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry Callow / PANOS PICTURES </li></ul>

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