In Zambia, as in many third world countries, charcoal is a major source of heating and cooking fuel. But it is also one of the major deforestation causes, as trees of all sizes and species are cut and burned in earthen pits. The majority of charcoal is produced by poor rural villagers and is a source of income for them. There are laws in place to stop the practice but with limited resources to enforce them, the devastation continues.
But one charcoal burner, Lloyd Maanyina, has taken an enormous step in creating a tree nursery to replace the trees he’s burned during his life. This short film, Amazing Grace by Makulu, shows how dedication, and a conscience, can make a difference.