From the field

Isabel

Isabel’s new beginning

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In leaf: Alvina is happiest when busy in her garden Excited to share what she had learnt at school, the 12-year-old replicated the techniques at home and got her family involved By Arcenio Macuende Alvina Castigo Murrombe is just 12 years old but manages her vegetable garden like a professional. She is often knee-high in
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School feeding in Uganda

Children plant their own school lunches

In Uganda, where land is given to refugees, school children are being taught some valuable gardening skills School feeding in Uganda looks slightly different from the programme in other ForAfrika countries. Whereas most children in our other programmes are younger and receive a bowl of highly nutritious food each school day, the children in senior
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Drought in Angola
Agro-pastoralists are being forced to move further and further away from home in search of food for their livestock Caveiambwa, Makahitapi and Mariko of the Muhimba ethnic group have seen their way of life decimated by the drought currently throttling their homeland in southern Angola. The pastures that they relied on for their cattle shrivelled
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Mended boreholes Mozambique
In Cabo Delgado, where violent insurgency has displaced many from their homes, ForAfrika is restoring hope and water with a simple maintenance project. ForAfrika successfully carried out the rehabilitation of boreholes and pumps in various rural villages in Montepuez, Cabo Delgado, recently. The municipal pumps had stopped working due to lack of maintenance and a
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Emile Morane balcony
After receiving a second chance in life, successful musician prefers to pay it forward Emile Morane, immaculately dressed, opens the gate to his home in a suburb of Kigali, Rwanda. Behind him are the distinct sounds of a band practising. “Once you are inside here, there are no visitors, only family,” he says with a
World Food Day
This World Food Day finds us with an ongoing pandemic, conflicts, climatic disasters, rising prices and international tensions which all affect global food security. We need to build a sustainable world where everyone, everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food. “When it starts to get dark, and the hunger increases, I lock myself and
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Savings lead to transformation for a refugee family
Rosemary’s careful money management has allowed her to open a shop and dream of bigger things Rosemary Anania, 47, is a refugee from South Sudan living in the Imvepi refugee settlement in Uganda. Rosemary is a member of the Trust Farmers Village Savings and Loan Association, a group supported by ForAfrika. “My children and I
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ForAfrika moves into the Central African Republic
In one of the world’s most vulnerable countries, farmers’ associations are a lifeline for many, but they need important resources Based on humanitarian reports published by the United Nations Office for Coordinating Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ForAfrika became aware of large-scale humanitarian needs in the Central African Republic (CAR) and took the decision to move into
A tale of two Peters

A tale of two Peters

Separated by war and joined together by ‘peace gardens’, these two friends have made a new life for themselves and their families Peter Adumba and Peter Khemis have been friends since their youth in South Sudan. They were both forced to flee when violence flared in their home country and separated them in 2018. But,
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