PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays
Living in a post scarcity society, we often forget that a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. No wonder those surviving in the endless swamps of Zambia dread hunger.
Choolwe gets up at dawn and starts to unravel a large mosquito net. These pesticide impregnated bed nets are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria by experts – a cheap and effective way to prevent half a million deaths. Though free they are seldom used.
These nets are sewn together and used as sieve to drag the bottom of the swamp ponds for edible life forms and an occasional frog.
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