In Muzya, you find that rare blendâ€¦that elusive, intangible, yet unmistakable quality of a community that every development project dreams of working withâ€¦
I’m a sucker for first-person accounts of the stuff I sit in Rome and read about, and Thulasy B.’s blog Stories from Zambia never disappoints. This time she’s talking about a community that, against the odds, is proving a greater success than the ones that aid agencies had targetted. Thulasy would be the first to admit that it is hard to draw any generalizations, let alone predict which communities will be like Muyza and which will wither like maize in a drought year. No matter, as long as here are such communities, and at least some open-minded aid specialists, life will improve.