Across a number of months, the artists have been creating and developing drawings and paintings to capture the scenes that some Oxfam employees saw on a recent trip to Zambia. The projects they visited focus on helping provide people with the skills and tools they need to make money and provide for their families. Some of the projects include:
There are many issues with the banana plantations in Zambia- Monkeys steal the bananas, crocodiles lie in wait to pounce on the ladies as they gather water for their crops and elephants trample across the crops. Oxfam has provided solar powered pumps, electric fences and training on growing and selling bananas.
“Farming is happiness to me. Being able to grow crops and having the knowledge to provide for myself.” Rasca.
Providing families with cows is a sustainable way of ensuring families have a continuous income. Mercy was given Dorcas the cow and managed to save enough money to build a brand new house, paid for with the milk she sold from Dorcas. Joyce and Emmanuel saved enough money from selling their cows milk to send their children to school.
Oxfam builds modern schools to show the government great schools can be built with a small budget. These model schools are much cleaner, safer and more spacious than the current ones.