Meet The Young Zambian Doctor Who Is A Farmer(See Her Encouragement Here)

Meet The Young Zambian Doctor Who Is A Farmer(See Her Encouragement Here)

My names are Tamara Kaunda , a trained Medical Doctor and Director of Billionaire Farmer Agric Solutions Limited.
I was born in Chinsali, Muchinga Province, I grew up on a farm and as expected my dad taught us farming as a business at a very tender age.
My school was 10km away from home and I would walk to and from school every weekday but after school my siblings and I were obligated to take care of our portion of the garden. My schoolmates would oftentimes wonder as to why my grandfather could not engage a driver to be dropping and picking us from school everyday.
My father grew bananas,cabbages,sugar cane tomatoes and other types of vegetables.
I was taught to be independent by my family as a woman and not to wait for someone to make my life better and use whatever little resources available to make my life and other people’s lives better.
In 2004 when I passed my Grade 9 exams, I went to Chipembi Girls Secondary School in Chisamba. In 2007, I completed my grade 12 and in 2009 I was given a Scholarship to study in China and pursue Clinical Medicine.
Just three weeks to my graduation I lost my mother due to Stroke and Hypertension of which I believe many Zambian people are suffering from. The local General Hospital in Chinsali had no drugs that could have helped my mother and she had to be brought to Lusaka. By the time she reached Lusaka her condition had worsened and she later died.
After the funeral I had to travel back to China for my graduation and successfully graduated in July 2015.
As a foreign trained Medical Doctor I am suppose to do internship locally for at least a year. I had gone to UTH to have a glimpse of my supposedly to be new working place only to be met by the bad condition of our Teaching Hospital. It didn’t look like a place a patient could recover from and most of those admitted patients were from poor homes and couldn’t afford better medical services.
I thought too hard about my next move. I contemplated on what good I would do for my people if I am supposed to be prescribing drugs that require better nutrition for them to be effective to people who can’t even afford good meals.
I know Doctors in Zambia are very hard working and the load of the work they do is too much but we can help them by addressing the real cause of too many diseases by reducing the number of poverty related diseases. This can only be achieved by us citizens if we invest in farming as a business and let each and every household be poverty free. In that way we will reduce premature deaths of our people
It’s cheaper to have a healthy population than purchase drugs to treat our people.
My not practicing Medicine now is for the Zambian youths because if I can not do one of the most high paying jobs in Zambia but instead go into farming is a mesage that there is huge cash in farming and I would encourage more young people not to look for jobs but invest in farming and lets become the job creators.