Focus on Women Stories
Growing peach trees to secure her family’s future is the new ethos of 60-year-old Ulpetkhon Baltabaeva in the Kyrgyzstan’s Aravan District. Although the 300 peach seeds she planted this spring will not bear fruit before three years, she feels confident in her extended family’s future.
This is how one group of women facing hard times in the Mountain Kingdom got involved in a savings project and managed to boost their incomes.
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.