Charity Bbalo is a Religious Sister of the Holy Spirit. With an academic background in education, English and religious studies, she received a master's degree in multicultural and international education at Oslo University College, Norway. Presently she works in the Department of Literacy and Language Education as a senior lecturer at Charles Lwanga College of Education, a Jesuit-run training college for primary school teachers in Monze Diocese, Zambia.

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Preserving trees by making charcoal from paper litter

As one solution to the practice of cutting new trees for fuel every day — including the long and dangerous walks to access trees — a women's group in the Chikuni area of Zambia is using recycled paper as an alternative energy source.