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By Bellah Zulu
Five years ago, life was a struggle for Harriet Kalaula who had lost her husband. She could not afford to properly feed her children and send them to school. However, her situation began to change in 2008 when she joined the Social Empowerment of Marginalised Rural Communities in Southern Province Zambia (SEESZ) project.
By Doreen Kambanganji
One of the biggest challenges that small scale farmers face is irrigation. The traditional method of carrying buckets from the water point to the garden is a laborious task no matter how physically strong you are. This often discourages farmers from having bigger gardens and in turn they produce less and have less disposable income.
DCA has launched a new EU-funded project, which will improve rural livelihood for around 5200 beneficiaries by securing land tenure in Southern Zambia.
The European Union (EU) has pledged to continue supporting health, education, sustainable livelihood, corporate social responsibility and water and sanitation projects in Zambia.
Speaking at the EU's ‘ceremonial’ signing of the award grants to non state and state actors, Head of EU Delegation in Zambia, Gilles Hervio, said he was happy with the geography and thematic diversity of the selected projects.
Copenhagen, 22/01/2008: Heavy rain has made the numerous rivers in southern Africa overflow their banks. Thousands of families have been evacuated and need help. DanChurchAid sends one million Danish kroner (DKK) to emergency aid to the most severely affected countries which are Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
DanChurchAid's food security work is focused on the right to adequate and nutritious food and adresses the structural barriers to food security in Zambia .
Food insecurity is an increasing problem in Zambia despite the country's rich and abundant natural and human resources.
The problem is due to various structural causes and has been compounded by natural causes such as frequent droughts and dry spells.