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Ephraim Nsingo – IPS – Thursday, 24 May 2012 (originally published 21 May)

Women fishing in Lunkhwakwa River

Decreasing water levels in the local Lunkhwakwa River have created an opportunity for theenterprising women of Genda to start fishing. Image: Ephraim Nsingo

CHIPATA, Zambia, May 21, 2012 (IPS) – Climate change may have led to declining water levels in Genda Village in Zambia’s Eastern Province, but Mercy Mwanza and the women here discovered there was a positive side to it and found a new way to earn a living.

Decreasing water levels in the local Lunkhwakwa River have created an opportunity for Mwanza and the other enterprising women of Genda and surrounding areas to get involved in fishing – something that they were previously too scared to do.

But this is no longer the case . . .

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