The women of Fwalu village in Zambia, leave their homes to collect firewood in the bush around three times a week. It is a round trip of about fifteen miles to the area designated as a firewood area. The restrictions are imposed to protect the South Luangwa National Park, one of the country's main tourist attractions. It takes the women around six hours to walk there and back, and as they return they balance long bundles of wood weighing up to 20 kg on their heads.

The women of Fwalu village in Zambia, leave their homes to collect firewood in the bush around three times a week.
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