Community members in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, thanks to CFTC donors, have been able to get into the soil and plant their communiy garden through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to treat patients. I always worry when I see too many sick people sitting in the hospital just waiting their turn to visit the doctor. I want to contribute to the health sector in the future.” – Meskerem, 14, Ethiopia
“I wish for my community – especially girls – to stay in their country.”
– Sewnet, 13, Ethiopia
“My husband used to give me money for food, but now I have my own resources to provide food for the family. I have independence.”
– Sofia, 29, Bolivia
“I think it is important that women have opportunities like this. It starts from coming together as a group. Besides the financial benefits, it helps us to break the beliefs and attitudes that women should stay at home and serve the needs of others.”
– Zenebech, Ethiopia