Focus on Women Stories


8 June 2009

Swaziland: WFP Helps Remarkable Woman Care For Orphans

Sisana Mavimbela is a remarkable woman. A 49-year-old mother of eight and a grandmother of five, Sisana somehow finds the time – and energy – to help care for another 46 children in her community. WFP helps her do it.
12 May 2009

Somalia: Food Distributions Continue Despite Security Concerns

Following the killings of two WFP staff in southern Somalia earlier this year, WFP continues to seek security commitments from local administrations and armed groups in order to ensure that staff are not targeted. Meanwhile, food distributions continue: WFP reached 2.3 million people in Somalia in April.
7 May 2009

Teenage Refugee From Darfur Dreams Of Returning Home

In Goz Beida, Eastern Chad, where new fighting has broken out between rebels and government forces, thousands of refugees from Darfur live in a large camp supported by WFP. Among them is 17-year-old Ekhbal, who yearns for a real home where she can be a normal teenager.
6 May 2009

Sudanese Women Get Second Shot At Literacy

Many girls in rural Sudan fail to get far with their education because they marry early or their parents need them to help put food on the table at home. In the north Kordofan state, WFP is helping 55 women to make up for lost time and become literate in six months.
5 May 2009

How WFP Helps 4 Mothers To Feed Their Families

For millions of mothers around the world, providing nutritious food for their families is an arduous task. But it's also an essential one and every day, all around the world, WFP is helping mothers do it.