Focus on Women Stories


8 April 2014

Coffee Rust Crisis Leaves Many Guatemalan Families Struggling

The Coffee Rust Crisis is hitting families hard in the village of La Conquista. Take Iliana’s. They have switched from growing coffee to bananas. But the fruit sells for less, so the family is noticeably poorer. Iliana's husband has gone to Mexico to find work. Meanwhile, to save money, she has pulled her eldest daughter out of school. Times are tough. But support from WFP and the Government is making a difference.

29 January 2014

10 Images of WFP Fighting Hunger in Malawi

From resilience building efforts to sustainable school meals, here are 10 photos that look back on WFP's fight against hunger in Malawi. In 2014, WFP Malawi is building on last year's momentum to scale-up all efforts to work towards achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge.

23 January 2014

Dominican Republic: WFP’s Work with HIV Vulnerable Population

I was part of a WFP mission visiting Batey Consuelo in La Romana province which is located in the East of the country conducting focus groups and imparting nutrition and healthy cooking workshops with the Food Security and Nutrition of Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic Project (PROSAN). The PROSAN-by its acronym in Spanish- targeted 3 provinces: Santo Domingo, San Pedro Macoris and La Romana that have a high incidence of the epidemic according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

18 June 2013

Women Refugees: Three Stories Of How Food Assistance Helped

World Refugee Day (June 20) focuses attention on the millions of refugees around the globe who need humanitarian assistance as they wait and hope to return home. WFP food assistance – be it food vouchers or traditional food rations -- is a key part of the humanitarian support system for these families.

5 March 2013

10 Facts About Women And Hunger

Women are often victims of hunger. They also have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten reasons why empowering women is such an important part of WFP’s work.