Lusaka - The Roller Coaster

Visa issues and Zambian art.

Bruce Springsteen described his boardwalk town and his career as 'tinged with a bit of fraud.’ Some of the 'artwork' in Zambia is saturated in fraud. Many markets sell arts and crafts that are mass produced in other African countries and then Zambian vendors falsely claim to be the artists. We are on a mission to find genuine, original artwork and support real Zambian artists. It took some investigating but we've found some.

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Zambian Hospitality and Character

One of the things that impresses me the most about Zambians that I noted last year and continues to amaze me is their generous hospitality and moral character, even in the face of extreme poverty. Maybe the best way to illustrate this is a series of examples.

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Meet Luchindo Shamiyoyo

Luchindo just finished secondary school and remarkably was the 3rd Shamiyoyo villager to be accepted to college. She plans on studying nursing as that has been her dream to help others through the medical field. There's only one problem - though she works hard at a shop in Kaoma, she does not make enough money to pay for tuition and boarding. But we can change that.

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