Isabel, an entrepreneur and hard-working farmer from Maculuve, a rural community in Mozambique. She is transforming her life and ensuring that her children have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
The community grapples with the harsh conditions of hunger and poverty.
households with moderate or severe hunger
households below the poverty line
Data from 2022
Isabel, who was among nearly 1,000 community members who actively participated in workshops, expressed:
Isabel’s involvement in the epicenter is equipping her to take charge of her own future. She has gained knowledge and skills that have helped her improve her livelihood and become more self-reliant. For example, she learned about sustainable farming practices that have helped her increase her crop yields and improve the nutrition amongst her family.
By involving community members in every aspect of the program, from planning to implementation, empowered individuals, like Isabel, take charge of their own development.
Photo credit (top to bottom): Isabel holding straw that she harvested from her garden and Community members in the Maculuve Epicenter and in Mozambique, 2022; Photo for The Hunger Project