Financial support for small businesses is changing the lives of people in Zambia

High rates of unemployment and malnourishment, poor infrastructure and a lack of skilled labour make Zambia one of the least developed countries in the world. But supporting small businesses and farmers is one of the ways Czech development cooperation is helping to bring about change.

Esther is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her parents fled the war that was raging in the DRC and ended up in neighbouring Zambia.

Although refugees are safe in Zambia, it’s hard for them to access education and employment opportunities. Often they have no choice but to start their own business. However, without education and financing, it’s very difficult.

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Author: Klára Stejskalová