Feminist Camp went back for our second Zambia Camp. 16 participants, 10 days and tons of lessons learned.
- A rural health clinic we visited last year was newly offering male and female condoms: a huge step forward for a Christian nation that also has a very high HIV infection rate. Last year when we went they had neither and both of the visiting nurses knew little about reproductive health care. Luckily we had a Planned Parenthood employee with us and I fully credit her "educating" the clinic is what led to changes this year.
- One participant runs the clothing company Lucky Fish. Thanks to her vision and expertise we had 2 full days in Chiawa village working with a woman's coop teaching them silk screening and helping them with how to price, market and sell. It could be transformative to that community.
- Our planned meeting with CAMFED got derailed because of an impromptu national holiday but thanks for two participants being certified yoga instructors we ended up running a mini-yoga class training for the CAMFED CAMA members. It was a huge success-- both for health and wellness, and as a potential income stream.