WFP Helping Burundi’s Fight Against Malnutrition

Burundi (pronounced /bəˈɹʊndɨ/), officially the Republic of Burundi (Kirundi: Republika y'Uburundi, [buˈɾundi]; French: République du Burundi, [byˈʁyndi]), is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. The Twa, Tutsi and … [Read more...]

Afghanistan – WFP Provides Nutritional Support to Kuchi Women

With their brightly-coloured clothes and facial tattoos, Kuchi women from the traditional nomads of Afghanistan stand out in a sea of burkas. But the nutritional challenges these women face are similar to those of all Afghan women. KANDAHAR - At a health center in Kandahar city, a mass of women in burkas wait to receive food from WFP on a sunny day in January. Against the backdrop of faded green, blue and beige burkas, one group of women stands out, dressed in brightly-colored dresses … [Read more...]

Honduras: Women Run a Nursery, Learn About Climate Change

Doña Esperanza waters some of the 28 species of plantlets grown in El Pacifico Nursery. (Copyright: WFP/Hetze Tosta) Single Honduran mothers receive assistance from the Honduran authorities and the WFP to maintain this nursery that they have as a result to generate the economic resources to maintain their families and protect the environment. “We are pleased with this project because it will improve the lives of our families and communities,” says Neptali Amador, Marcovia City Council … [Read more...]

Joint Programme on Rural Women with Rome-based agencies

Michelle Bachelet remarks at the launch of the Joint Programme on Rural Women with Rome-based agencies, “Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”. New York, 27 September 2012. Good afternoon. Welcome, President Johnson-Sirleaf; our distinguished panelists and participants; and our co-hosts, the Governments of Brazil, Canada, Liberia and the Netherlands. Thank you for your partnership and strong support. It is wonderful to be here with all of you. This … [Read more...]

Jarkyn, a Role Model for Many Rural Women

Jarkyn, a Role Model for Many Rural Women When you see energetic and self-confident Jarkyn Smanalieva rushing from one house to the other calling women for a community meeting in the small mountainous village of Madaniyat east of Bishkek, you would never guess that only three years ago she was an exhausted mother of four. When you see energetic and self-confident Jarkyn Smanalieva rushing from one house to the other calling women for a community meeting in the small mountainous … [Read more...]

Nicaragua – Women who managed to produce their own food

Women who managed to produce their own food On her first visit to Nicaragua, WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met a group of women who managed to produce their own food, generate income and even open bank accounts for the first time in their lives. Cousin asked the women about their husbands’ feelings in regards to the women’s roles in a male-led community. MANAGUA. The Russian-built Mi 171 helicopter landed softly in a field of the Apantillo community, some 200 kilometers … [Read more...]

DROUGHT takes our Women in Sahel Region of West Africa

  DROUGHT takes our Women in the Sahel Region of West Africa   For the third time in a decade, drought has returned to the Sahel region of West Africa bringing hunger to millions of people across the region. WFP is pre-positioning food assistance ahead of the annual lean season when the vulnerable – especially women and children – are most at risk of malnutrition.   NIAMEY—Drought has hit the Sahel region this year just as many families are still in the … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Women to the forefront in agriculture

Guatemala: Women to the forefront in agriculture Amanda is a Guatemalan farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral Development of Active Rural Women (Asociación Civil de Desarrollo Integral de Mujeres Activas Rurales - ACDIMAR). This P4P association is formed exclusively by women. Amanda Lopez is a 56 year-old woman who lives and works on the Pacific coastal plain in Guatemala. She is a farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral (Asociación Civil de … [Read more...]

WFP – Stéphanie Savariaud: Celebrating Success of School Meal Programmes!

  World Food Program is Working!  ... let's Celebrate steps to Success...   Nyipher used to struggle in school. She had trouble paying attention and she’d fall asleep in class. A 14-year-old girl growing up in the slums of Nairobi, her problem wasn’t laziness—it was hunger. Then her school started serving meals at lunch and things began to change.     Nypher eats her midday meal in her classroom at the "New Adventure" School in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. Copyright:WFP/Rose Ogola   Now, … [Read more...]

WFP – Celebrate The Good News On Malnutrition!

    The Good News On Malnutrition There’s plenty of bad news about malnutrition, starting with the fact that one in three children in the developing world suffers from chronic undernutrition and is stunted as a result. But there is good news too.     ROME--Here are five reasons to be optimistic about our chances of winning the battle against child undernutrition:   1. We have the science There’s no lack of knowledge nowadays. We know that if you can ensure babies are nourished properly in … [Read more...]

Perry Yeatman, Kraft Foods, S.V.P. – "Power of Women"

      "Make women the focus of our work in Africa"   Perry Yeatman, senior vice president of Kraft Foods, gives her thoughts on the "Power of Women" in the fight against hunger and recalls a popular American saying:     " If you want to get a job done, give it to a busy woman. "       Yeatman was one of 15 women from the worlds of business, politics and aid who gathered in the WFP tent on Friday to find innovative approaches to helping women fight hunger. WFP Executive Director … [Read more...]

Celebrating United Action: Are YOU One in a Million?

  A Celebration of Women has been one of those supporters of this hard working group of people, strategically placed in places globally that need help the most. It is an honor and privilege to support some of the most selfless people on this planet; some of which in our last few years even lost their lives during duty to the Human Race, through the United Nations.            A Celebration of Women says:  Take Action!   Click Here  Join us in making the world a better place through … [Read more...]

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