Support a woman like Cheman to protect her family from the ongoing hunger crisis

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As the cost of food rises, women are sacrificing their own health and wellbeing to make sure their families are fed. You can help women like Cheman sustain the livelihoods they’ve worked so hard to create.

Donate today, and support women farmers to secure enough food to feed their families.

The time for action is now.

The cost of living crisis is being felt worldwide. It is women and girls in the world’s most marginalised communities who bear the heaviest burden of skyrocketing prices for food, fuel and fertilisers.

In the Horn of Africa mothers are seeing their children suffer and die from malnutrition. Right now 49 million people are on the brink of starvation. The cost of food has soared by as much as 400% – adding to an already dire situation.

Your support can provide women like Cheman drought-resistant seeds to grow essential food crops like maize. The world has forgotten this crisis, but for women and girls in the region, the impacts of climate-induced drought are never-ending. They are the ones who are the first to sacrifice their wellbeing, health, and safety to support their families. They won’t eat so their children can eat. They will risk their safety going further and further in search of water. As a result, they put themselves at risk of exploitation and danger.

Strong, courageous women protect their families from unimaginable challenges

For Cheman, starting over in a new village after losing everything was incredibly difficult, but she was determined to recover. Cheman took part in ActionAid training and learned drought-resistant farming techniques. She has joined with other women in her new home to build a kitchen garden, where they have planted beans and kale.

The fear of hunger is not yet behind her, but Cheman is working hard to build a better life for herself and her children. With kind people like you beside her, she can look to the future with hope.