BC: My year with Crisis Corp (for Peace Corp vets) in Chipata Zambia. I worked with Literacy and HIV/AIDS education for CLUSA, a USAID funded program assisting small farmers in Eastern Kenya. Every USAID project was required to have an HIV/AIDS education component. After finishing with CLUSA I spent 2 weeks in Mwinilunga with my dear friend Mama Beauty (her daughter was named Beauty, she was Mama Beauty) and her family. | Stephanie Parrott
FC: Mother's Day Florals | Zambia 2001 -2002
1: My house in Chipata, before and after the gizebo blew down | Mosque behind my house. I heard every call to prayer | Hills in Chapata behind my house | Men breaking up stones into gravel to sell. I heard their tapping from my home.
2: Taking flour to Malawi, 20 miles away. Price much higher for it there
3: Scenes in Chipata
4: Bike stall in the market | Kimonge and I worked with these street kids | Room we rented for the guys to sleep and have school lessons | There is a bike under there
5: CLUSA literacy Students | Mina, my counterpart, leads a literacy class | CCLUSA office
6: Peer Education Training. Mbpanda was HIV +.the first person who had tested positive for HIV that people had ever seen. They did listen to him. | Taken from my office window, a funeral procession to the cemetery. Several a week went by.
7: Magedaline & Oscar, HIV/AIDS counsellors and a married couple | Literacy class
8: My dear friend Christine. She was 'Living positive' with HIV. She is speaking at World's AIDS Day rally in Chipata Dec. 1 2001.
9: The monkey was cute for about 2 minutes, then he drove me nuts. | Village blacksmith and his forge
10: Mr guitar man | . Women cooking a big pot of 'nshima'
11: Drawing water from a new well with a hand pump | Maize field in a newly deforested area
12: My bye bye parta at CLUSA
13: When I left Chipata I went to Mwinilunga to see Mama Beauty and her family. Their home is below | Mama Beauty getting her hair plated. the hairdresser is multi-tasking African woman style.
14: The family of Mr. Kaumba, who was killed in the accident in 1996 that I survived. I recorded their songs that day. They were good. | Arriving at William Masethla Baha'i Institute for National Convention after a 30 hour bus trip. Mama Beauty is carrying my bag. | The delegates to National Convention | Beauty, Mama Beauty a friend and her baby at the Institute
15: Children and I ( not all in 2001)
17: The book was too short, these pages are fill-in