Pinto Changambica Jambo (36) has been receiving ARV treatment for four years now. When his weight began to decrease last year, he was referred to the health centre for inclusion in WFP’s Direct Social Action Programme. Through the programme, Pinto has been receiving vouchers each month used to purchase food to bolster his HIV treatment and overall health. Pinto enjoys the freedom of choice allowed by the vouchers.
“I use the vouchers to buy items like rice, ground nuts, maize meal, eggs, sugar, salt, and oil,” he says.
The vouchers and Super Cereal he receives through the health centre each month have helped Pinto to gain weight and regain the capacity to work.
“I’ve a small farm but yield depends on the rains. I usually depend on casual labour for income, but since I have four children, the vouchers really help.”