"The debt crisis remains one of the key obstacles to fighting poverty in Africa. The debt burden continues to make it impossible for many governments to give services to its citizens."
Wangari Mathaai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Illegitimate Debt Forum, 2007 World Social Forum
From January 18 to 31, 2007, Jubilee USA Network organized a delegation of 13 Jubilee USA leaders and supporters from across the country to Kenya and Zambia.
In Kenya, we attended the World Social Forum where we learned about the impact of debt in Kenya and strategized together with debt campaigners from across the globe.
In Zambia, our purpose was to see firsthand the impacts of debt relief as the country recently received cancellation under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI), as well as the remaining challenges.