A Zambian power lady
Linah Musisika from Zambia is an activist and farmer. She serves as the chairperson of the Nadezwa village support group of ZNAPD, a Zambian organization for people with physical disabilities. ZNAPD is a long-term partner of The Finnish Assiciation of People with Physical Disabilities.
In the village of Nadezwa, there is a lot of work related to livelihoods, because Musisika believes that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to be self-sufficient. In addition to farming and animal husbandry, the group has various income-generating activities: fish farming, catering services and cultivation of reed plants.
Musisika is active in the church, in the fertilizer cooperative and in the leadership of a group of women with physical disabilities throughout Zambia. ”Even though we are physically disabled, we are also part of the community,” she says.
Video: Veera Lehto-Michaud