Communities cultivate change

“It is traditional culture to help one another,” Zemu told us, explaining how a local tradition called “Debo” propels local community members to help the single grandmother cultivate her fields. With neighbours’ and Canadian Feed The Children donors’ support, Zemu is working her way out of poverty and towards a sustainable and prosperous future.

Where are we now?

It’s been nearly three years since the passing of South African activist Nelson Mandela but his legacy lives on. Despite the challenges he faced in his life, he was a fierce advocate for the rights of those whose voices are often left unheard.

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day, we’ve taken a look at how far we’ve come on issues of his time that continue to be of utmost importance today.