Focus on Women Stories
Chrismène Jean-Baptiste of Haiti stands out immediately from the pool of beneficiaries who receive nutritional products in the Kore Lavi project (Supporting Life in Haitian Creole).
Behind efforts to achieve Zero Hunger are humanitarian staff working tirelessly in the field or behind office desks. Here is the story of two women staff from the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, Haydee Balading and Charlyn Pendang, who contribute to addressing food and nutrition security in the country.
In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, WFP's food serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent girls - of their family to vocational skills and literacy classes.
After struggling for years, Fulasa fought her way out of poverty by helping nourish the minds and bodies of children in her community. She serves as a shining example of the central role that women play in addressing poverty and undernutrition.
Women living in the canton of Pimampiro north of Quito are taking action. After attempting to sell food grown in their home gardens, they soon saw that there existed few formal market opportunities in their communities and realized that they faced many challenges. The following article tells the story of a group of organized and united women farmers who created a space for themselves in their local market and who now provide food for WFP’s assistance programmes.