Fighting malaria — with pottery

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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 video:

Juma Sumahil is a participant in the Lutheran Malaria Program in Mozambique, which is funded by the ELCA Malaria Campaign.

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.

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.

By selling his pottery, Juma generates income for his household.

His 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.

His 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.

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)