08 Dec '11, 12pm

Plastic Bags Generate Income For Zambian Artisans:

Plastic Bags Generate Income For Zambian Artisans:

Linda Wilkinson (third from left) and Chikumbuso artisans and volunteers show off their crocheted purses made from recycled plastic shopping bags. Photo: Chikumbuso Women and Orphans' Project Find your local recycling solution for plastic bags Even today, the HIV/AIDS crisis continues in Zambia – a landlocked Southern African nation bordering Zimbabwe. Despite years of fighting the virus, an estimated 15 percent of Zambian adults are infected, leaving behind scores of low-income widows and an estimated 800,000 AIDS orphans, according to the Chikumbuso Women and Orphans’ Project . After visiting the Ng’ombe community – a neighborhood in the Zambian capital city of Lusaka that has been deeply affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS – American primary school teacher Linda Wilkinson was shocked at the number of women who were widowed and unemployed. After speaking with a number of Ng...

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2 More Calif. Cities Ban Plastic Bags

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