Rita Manhoso (37) has been on ARV since last year and now stays with her mother in Moatize in Tete province. Due to continued weight reduction, she was referred to WFP’s voucher programme in September to complement the Super Cereal she had been receiving from the health centre.

For Rita, the vouchers provide a critical source of support for both her and her mother, as neither is working at this time.

“If it weren’t for these vouchers, I don’t know what I would do for food.” she says.

While her health has made it difficult to work over the past year, Rita feels encouraged by the gradual improvements in her weight and energy in recent months.

“I’m starting to feel better,” she says. “I now have the energy to try to find work.”