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The Uphill Climb is Worth It, For the Children

July 1, 2022

Marcos and Filomena work hard to make sure their two little girls are not among the 46% of under-five children in Timor Leste who suffer from chronic malnutrition or stunting. They only used to grow and eat corn and cassava, but have recently added protein in the form of eggs from the chickens they now […]

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Building a Future Through Training & Support

March 1, 2022

The first thing Josefa does each morning after rising, praying, preparing breakfast and cleaning the house is to look over her garden. She spends most of her day tending her vegetables because they allow her to give her children nutritious meals, and whatever she brings in at the local farmers market from selling her surplus […]

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“Worming” Her Way To Success

December 8, 2021

As a successful farmer and businesswoman, Momotaz no longer feels the helplessness that characterized her life before she joined a women’s Self-Help Group in 2017 under the auspices of local partner SATHI. At that time her husband, an agricultural day laborer, was the only wage earner in their family of nine. Despite their poverty and […]

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Community Members Confirm Progress

November 3, 2021

After disruptive heavy rains in January 2021, communities planted vegetable gardens that were immediately affected by excessive heat, But the farmers persisted in their efforts and by the end of June, gardens were producing lettuce, cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, parsley, tomatoes, and sweet peppers. Women showed enthusiasm for the work in the gardens. Cristina says, […]

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Community Solidarity During Pandemic

June 28, 2021

The success of Doña Guadalupe’s small family farm has made a big difference to her community. Even before the start of the pandemic, neighbors who were not yet engaged in the program took note of how Doña Guadalupe’s family worked together at practices like improving their soil with the droppings of their chickens and goats. […]

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Greenhouse Makes a Difference During Pandemic

March 9, 2021

Juana says “I feel happy about the work we do because, even during this pandemic, I can grow enough food – good food – and keep my family safe and healthy.” She and her husband, Jacinto, have always been resourceful. When they married, they opened a small grocery out of their home, and with hard […]

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Improving Soil Fertility for Nutrition

February 26, 2021

Joseline farms a steep, hilly slope to support herself and her seven children. As with many of the subsistence farmers in the western Rubanda district, erosion was severely affecting her farm’s productivity and the nutritional content of what she grew. She joined one of 40 farmer groups overseen by local partner PAG-KA in a new […]

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Higher Profits, Healthier Families

January 20, 2021

Mr. Ramaiah used to grow mainly chilies and water-guzzling cotton. Unpredictable weather patterns and traditional agriculture practices often left him with low yields, causing him to have to borrow money to pay for fertilizer, pest management and seeds so he could keep trying. His poor results, coupled all too frequently with unsatisfactory market prices, meant […]

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Kitchen Gardens Produce During Pandemic

December 10, 2020

Moni, one of the program’s model farmers committed to organic principles, says kitchen gardening and poultry rearing are making it possible for her and others cope with the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, lockdowns, and closed markets have severely damaged communications and livelihoods, but there’s hope at home. Moni trains other farmers […]

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New Farming Techniques Transform Livelihoods

December 2, 2020

Turns out shyness is no reason not to succeed as a farmer. Farming is the sole livelihood of Eras, his wife and four children. Until recently, he depended on traditional farming practices to cultivate ginger, rice, and broom: a lot of hard work with low returns. He knew he needed to improve his farming methods, […]

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