Janet’s Story

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Janet was forced to flee her home in the Congo as a small child due to tribal conflict. After years of living a nomadic existence she arrived at a UN refugee camp in Zambia and joined our farmer graduation project.

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Beatrice’s Story

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Beatrice used to work as a hired hand on other people’s farms but is now an entrepreneur in her own right.

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Semida’s Story

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Semida improved her crop yields and has become food secure through skills gained from her local Farmer Field School.

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Lilian’s Story

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Lilian Simkhonde grew up believing that a woman ought to be cared for and provided for. However, after her own journey to self-reliance, that’s no longer the case.

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For Effective Climate Action, We Must Empower Women

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by Peace Nakitto, Self Help Africa Introduction The global climate emergency is affecting every country in the world. And it’s the most marginalised who are the hardest hit.   Right now, irregular weather is having a catastrophic impact on lives around the world. We are witnessing these changes here in Uganda. … Read More

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Engaging Men in the Race to Close the Agriculture Gender Gap

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by Virginia Mzunzu Kwizombe, Self Help Africa Introduction Over the years, various initiatives and projects have sought to empower rural women in Africa to meet their potential by mostly targeting women. But to eliminate the deep-seated gender stereotypes and discrimination holding women back, it’s vital men and boys can see … Read More

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