Zambian Farming

A photograph of subsistence farmers, and my friends, in Mwinilunga district, Northwestern Province, Zambia. They hand cultivated the entire field you see behind them. It was a 25km bike ride to get there, it is impassible by vehicle. They will collect the corn and take it back 25km to sell it on the roadside.

Kuomboka Ceremony 2013

Kuomboka ceremony is most likely the best known traditional ceremony in Zambia. Kuomboka, meaning in Lozi language 'to get out of water,' happens whenever the Litunga, king of the Lozi people, shifts from his compound at Lealui on the Barotse flood plain for higher ground at Limulunga. We had a chance to see the first [...]

Kasanka Bat Migration

Recently traveled to Kasanka Trust in Central province, Zambia. It is the site of the largest mammal congregation in the world with a culmination of nearly 10 million bats that feed on the local fruits that have grown ripe, like mfungu and mabula. We traveled with nearly twenty volunteers to visit the park and see [...]

My House

Sunset at my house, Solomon is the son of one of my teachers and he is building a fence for my garden. It should be done by the time I get back. There is also a picture of my kitchen that is now sealed up and a chicken I transport in my backpack.

Mujila Farms – Pig Butchering

The first day of the training at Mujila Falls Farm we organized a tour of the training center and butchering a 150 kg pig. In Zambia some things are done differently, unlike the picture above where we inserted the knife into the heart of the pig so it bleeds out immediately, most here bludgeon the [...]

Mujila Farms Training – Composting demo

A few weeks ago we organized a livestock training at Mujila Falls Farm. It involved about 13 volunteers and 14 community members learning about livestock and the integration of those animals in small scale farms. We did a lot of different activities like butchering a pig, skinning a rabbit, composting and much more. These photographs [...]