Stories written by Ephraim Nsingo

While Men Go Drinking, Women Go Fishing

Climate change may have led to declining water levels in Genda Village in Zambia’s Eastern Province, but Mercy Mwanza and the women here discovered there was a positive side to it and found a new way to earn a living.

"The problems started during the 2008/9 rain season, when the water started building up around my house like never before." -Miriam Banda Credit: Ephraim Nsingo/IPS

ZAMBIA: “Every Year Flooding Makes This Place a Little Hell”

During the rainy season, and many weeks afterwards, home is never the best place to be for Miriam Banda. Until the end of 2008, she enjoyed living at her house in Kanyama, a high-density settlement bordering the central business district in Lusaka, Zambia's capital.