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March 22, 2019

THE STORY OF USIA AND ZAINA

It was a cool day in the village of Lulanzi on March 4th 2019, when local residents Zaina Kilovele and Usia Luvinga received the gift of solar lighting for their homes from Vikapu Bomba.

The two women have demonstrated profound support for one another and for their families, while redefining what it means to work together as an elder and a younger person in the dynamics of the community.

Zaina was likely born between 1939 and 1949. She recalls learning to weave many years ago, after the birth of her second child but the details are elusive. She struggles with her memory, a sleep disorder and the physical...

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