Fighting malaria — with pottery
Recently, Juma Sumahil received a grant from the Lutheran Malaria
Program in Mozambique, which helped him to begin his malaria-fighting
small business: he makes pottery. Here is his story, in photos and
Juma Sumahil is a participant in the Lutheran Malaria Program in Mozambique, which is funded by the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
With the grant he received, Juma purchased a kickwheel and built a kiln in his backyard.
By selling his pottery, Juma generates income for his household.
pottery creations also have an impact on his neighbors: Juma’s water
jugs always come with covers–a barrier to prevent mosquitoes from laying
their eggs in the standing water inside the jug.
Juma also creates ceramic water filters, which protect his neighbors from water-borne diseases.
Watch Juma throw a pot on his kickwheel:
(You can watch below or watch it on YouTube