Part of the (im)Possible

a Zambian endeavour


September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday To You!

Sometimes, when checking patients into the clinic, I’m in possession of their national registration cards and noticed on a few occasions some birthdays coming up. In a place like Mbayi birthday celebrations are uncommon. However, I couldn’t help but get excited with the idea of surprising some seniors on their special day, showing them appreciation – Read More-

December 8, 2010

The Rainy Season

Gone are the days of persistent sunshine without a cloud in sight accompanied by sticky, uncomfortable sleeps. The Rainy Season brings with it interludes of cool sweater weather and evenings when the dampness necessitates the comfort of a blanket. Mangos hang heavily on the trees and edible mushrooms of all sizes are appearing in the – Read More-

November 17, 2010

A Senior’s Reality

This shouldn’t be happening, not in a world of iPads and Starbucks. My mind just kept screaming NO! In her hands, she holds a small bowl containing a meager amount of dried leaves. This is her dinner. Four years ago, this woman and her husband moved to a remote spot (it was a very long – Read More-

November 10, 2010

Meeting the Seniors

Many years of hard physical labour have left them in pain. They are widowed, isolated, hungry, and cold. No medication, no seeds, no blankets, no one to help them cultivate a small garden. Many live alone in homes that are separated by long walking distances. Some try to keep orphans, but the burden is great. – Read More-