The first time Fatie Sore sowed the seeds of a plant called African nightshade, her curiosity about the vegetable was tinged with apprehension. She had never grown it before — in fact, she had never even heard of it before HKI provided her with its seeds.
Ngoc couldn’t see clearly. When the eighth grader tried to read the board in class, everything was blurry. And even when her teacher let her sit up front, Ngoc struggled because of her poor eyesight. She did the best she could by borrowing her friends’ notes from class.
The mother of five children, Aida Abril knows a few things about raising happy and healthy children. She is now using that knowledge to teach other mothers in the Chicomphende village of Mozambique how to keep their children healthy and strong.
In the last five years, the mothers served by a program called Suaahara (“Good Nutrition”) have seen remarkable gains for their children and themselves. They grow so many vegetables that they no longer need to use precious funds to buy them.
You cross a divide traveling four hours outside of Hanoi, Vietnam, an urban metropolis with an airport more modern than those in New York City. The city hums with the engines of commerce, the motorbikes and cars vastly outnumbering bicycles and foot traffic.