In the rural jungles of Bolivia stands a two-room adobe house with no doors or windows, Here lives Adriana Franco Cáceres, her husband, their six children and two little grandchildren. Overall, they are a happy, loving family. But they also suffer their own challenges. Adriana is the only family member […]
Since 2017 Esperanca has been working with rural communities in Nicaragua to provide land grants and ongoing agricultural education to improve the sustainability of small farmers in the region. Over 200 families have participated across 8 communities. The group has also built and maintained 4 new seed banks. Petrona is […]
According to the World Food Programme, 80% of the population of Mozambique cannot afford an adequate diet, causing 42.3% of children under five to be stunted in growth. In fact, the country ranked 102 of 118 in the most recent Global Hunger Index. This year has been especially difficult for […]
Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]
Written by: Dr. Jesus Tupacyupanqui Zuniga, from Esperança’s partner, CADEP José María Arguedas CuscoInocencio Loayza Linares is a teacher and director at the Coluyo Community school in the Q’eros Nation, teaching primary level education. Every morning he prepares his breakfast and goes to work, which is next to his house. […]
In the small community of Colón Abajo, nestled within the Department of Jinotega in central Nicaragua, the climate is warm and dry, often referred to as “The Dry Zone.” This harsh environment makes it difficult to grow crops. Locals refer to the dry winter months as “La estación de la […]
Did you know rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population?
In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, and produce, process and prepare much of the