Some Zimbabwean Kiva Borrowers

This is a small selection of some of the Kiva borrowers I’ve been meeting here in Zimbabwe over the past few weeks. All have borrowed through the Kiva partner here, Camfed (The Campaign for Female Education). I hope it gives a flavour of the immense impact these small loans can have. Most importantly, the opportunities… Continue reading Some Zimbabwean Kiva Borrowers

The Book Bus in Livingstone (and some waterfalls…)

An added benefit of getting to see Victoria Falls this weekend, was the chance to nip across to Livingstone, in Zambia, to visit the new Book Bus reading room opened in the town late last year. Livingstone sits just a few kms from the Zimbabwe border: after emigration, you walk between the two countries across… Continue reading The Book Bus in Livingstone (and some waterfalls…)

Breaking the Thatched Ceiling

Over the past few weeks, I’ve come to realise the extent to which society in rural areas here in Zimbabwe, remains very patriarchal. Not just in the small rituals, such as men having pride of place on the kitchen bench whilst women stay on the floor, or the special bowl reserved for the (male) head… Continue reading Breaking the Thatched Ceiling

Communities in Action

One of the things that has struck me when I spend time in the rural districts with the Camfed team, is the extent of the impact that is being achieved when people from across different sections of a community come together, establishing strong networks and working in collaboration. I’ve been seeing this time and again,… Continue reading Communities in Action