“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.
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.
Removing barriers to women’s agricultural productivity reduces childhood hunger.
Climate-friendly stoves impact women’s health & livelihoods in Ghana.
CFTC’s partner CEDO leads Day of the African Child commemoration.
Marefya Tirfu, age 35, is a mother of two living in Ethiopia. Marefya married her husband as a teenager, and dropped out of school to raise her children. They struggled to cover food expenses with his earnings and they often went hungry.
CFTC’s President & CEO Debra Kerby and Senior Advisor, Food Security & Environmental Sustainability Sohel Khan were honoured to testify before The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on May 12, 2015 in Ottawa.
While recent economic growth in Africa has earned world-wide praise, that growth is not shared by all, according to Geraldine J. Fraser-Moleketi, Special Envoy on Gender for the African Development Bank (AfDB) speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January, 2015.