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Zambia Mirriam Zulu, an entrepreneur, makes waist beads and other beaded jewelry for women at the Mtendere Market in Lusaka, Zambia. Waist beads are used to detect weight gain, and other types of beaded jewelry can convey status or act as a form of intimate communication between husband and wife. Zulu’s business blends beading traditions with more modern necklaces and bracelets.

Prudence Phiri, GPJ Zambia