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Voices of Africa

Hear from those who are working together for Africa to thrive. Every one of them - a story worth sharing.

Our time in the field gives us a personal view on what it's like to get a meal at school each day. The mothers, children and communities that we’ve met inspire our ideas and, often times, solutions. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.

Mozambique family left hungry after crops destroyed
Excessive rainfall has decimated this year’s harvest for Luisa and her children in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
Children in school garden
Children in Angola are learning about the value of growing their own food at school
Community garden in Upington
A community in Upington cherishes the garden they have built together - it has provided food, an income and a sense of belonging
Woman at well in South Sudan
A rehabilitated water well has given a community water, safety, food and has also given them a renewed sense of purpose
Famer in CAR
By simply learning how to give livestock and crops attention, a family is able to thrive in the Central African Republic
Water for Hammanskraal
The youth have played an active role in the rehabilitation of water boreholes in the Hammanskraal area
Hairdressing skills give Gaba a second change
Learning hairdressing skills has led to a thriving small business for the single mother of two  
Clean cooking stove in Uganda
After learning how to construct simple, energy efficient stoves, Phoebe has saved time and money and earns an income
Mother and daughters create organic garden
In less than two months, what once was an empty expanse with just a few fruit trees has rapidly evolved into a flourishing organic food garden
Helena at home in Cabo Delgado
Despite being unable to walk, Helena finds reasons to smile
Jose, 100-year-old chief, at the community borehole in Angola
An elderly chief in Angola takes care of his village in gratitude for the borehole that ForAfrika installed a few years ago
Food hampers being packed
Thousands of people left without homes after gale-force winds and heavy floods strikethe Western Cape once again
Hedida Omer lost her two children
A year after the conflict in Sudan broke out, people are still struggling to survive in their new ‘home’
Tomato harvesting business
Youth group's off-season vegetable production business in Uganda proves profitable
Theatre group in Mozambique teaches hygiene
Hygiene officers have come up with a unique way of demonstrating the importance of clean water in Mozambique
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After an operation healed her cleft lip, a young girl from Angola is making friends and enjoying life
Savings group restores confidence
Simple savings group gives Joyce confidence in Uganda after having to flee from South Sudan
latrines
Artisans create cement latrine blocks that are safer for the community
Children give their display of thanks
Recently, two pre-schools in South Africa were given special treatment, ensuring that young children have a safe, clean space in which to learn and grow
Drought in Angola
Many people in Angola are suffering after a drought has decimated their farming endeavours
Energy-saving stoves
Energy-efficient stoves in South Sudan save time and firewood
Passing on skills
Caregivers are given inspirational teacher training in Orange Farm
Doctor consults mother
Hospital in South Sudan celebrates zero maternal deaths thanks to dedicated ForAfrika staff
Cabbages
When Agele applied skills he had learnt in a farming group, his family's fortunes turned around
Sesame field
Simple solutions offer life-saving impact in CAR
School latrines
A borehole and new toilets in the heart of the community mean people feel much safer too
Bricklaying ceremony
In Rwanda’s Kamonyi district, the first few bricks have been laid for a new pre-school centre
malnutrition
Life-saving drink: Therapeutic milk and food saves lives Many children have been saved from death thanks to therapeutic supplements Kenia Diva Luciana Retrato, who has been a nursing technician for about 13 years, says that the nutritional supplements they receive from ForAfrika have ‘changed paradigms’ for children in Angola and given them a future. “Many
savings group
Upskilling: Starting a small business also helps others Lenatha was able to start her own tailoring business, thanks to communal action Alemshet Teshale Lenatha Mukagasigwa lost both parents when she was quite young. She didn’t know what to do and would wander from house to house in her village in Rwanda looking for small jobs.
school gardens
Harvest time: Children at Longamere Primary celebrate their bumper sorghum crop There are other benefits too, since agriculture is a compulsory subject in Ugandan schools Connie Akware Education is the ultimate tool of empowerment for refugees living in Uganda. A safe place to learn helps children envision a new future as well as recover from
food security
Top tomato: Community gardens are a source of good nutrition A community in Upington creates their first communal vegetable garden and is already envisaging the results Leizl Eykelhof A community in the Khoi-San Valley of Upington has established its own communal garden in the sweltering heat and has improved their chance at food security. They
Fishing in South Sudan
Time to fish: The people of Pibor have learnt better fishing skills When the greedy insects decimated crops, people were shown other ways to make a living Andrew Ewoku In 2020, South Sudan, and other countries in East Africa, witnessed the first locust invasion in over 70 years due to changes in weather that were
Saving
Village Savings and Loans Associations have given women like Uwimana economic freedom
An empowerment project has transformed the lives of the 20 young participants, who have already invested their savings in other small businesses

Paula grows up on school lunches

Paula, a young student, now in her final year of primary school, still enjoys her daily school lunch of fortified rice
Pario in his garden in Uganda
A young man’s life was turned around when he could envision a way out of his addiction to focus on his small business
Nutritious school meals
A rural Early Childhood Development centre in Thaba Nchu gets a nutritious boost with porridge and vegetable garden
Farm animals are valuable household assets for African families
Vulnerable: Farm animals are valuable assets for families in Africa In the Central African Republic, people depend on animals for food and income. But, caring for them is not always simple. In many rural African communities, people depend on their livestock for their livelihoods. In some African countries, cattle are revered and given the utmost
Women taught how to make concrete slabs
Learning new skills gives internally displaced people in Cabo Delgado a chance to rebuild their own lives and improve the lives of others
Refugees and the host community work side-by-side in Uganda on communal farms that are a boost to social cohesion and conservation
Before the well was installed, a community in South Sudan suffered disease and had to walk miles to find clean water
Growing smiles: Lubanzi Mpumela is excited to water his vegetables each day (Pic: Anna Lusty for Our Legacy, partner to ForAfrika in SA) Young children in a gang-infested area are being taught how to plant their own vegetable gardens and grow a different future Leizl Eykelhof Mfuleni, an informal settlement in Cape Town, has been

Adapting agriculture to climate change

Cost cutting: Bundles of cassava cuttings will assist families Anita’s, to start again after the cyclone A new variety of drought-resistant cassava is helping victims of Cyclone Freddy in Mozambique Nordino Vicente Over the years, ForAfrika has increasingly adapted its agriculture training to incorporate lessons about climate change. This is because the communities we work
Recovered: Verônica is back at home and looks so much better than when she was first admitted to the malnutrition clinic Severe acute malnutrition is treated at clinics and at home using specialised therapeutic milk and food Kenia Diva It is difficult to imagine that the healthy little girl in the photograph was close to
Empoering women: Sewing workshop empowers women in South Sudan
Empowering women in South Sudan through skills transfer
Rehabilitated borehole in Uganda
A simple borehole rehabilitation eases stress for a community and its neighbours
Makeover in South Africa
New building: Bohlale’s new classroom block has been cheerfully decorated The pre-school now boasts a new classroom block, toilets and a vegetable garden – and much more Victor Ligidima Never in her wildest dreams did Rebecca Tshehla imagine that Bohlale Day Care, the small pre-school she started in 2016, would receive a makeover and be
Tawanda Ndhlovu
Taking initiative: Tawanda Ndhlovu in front of the serving shelter and covered dining area, in the distance An innovative serving station will protect children from harsh weather conditions Andrew Ewoku The relentless sun beats down on the sandy yard at Amoth Primary School in South Sudan’s state of Gogrial West. At lunch time, queues of
Women farmers in Rwanda
Digging in: Hard work has paid off at the community garden in Rwanda Thanks to a simple childcare solution, these women farmers are now able to earn their own income Alemshet Teshale The 34 women farmers of the Agahozo Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) were overjoyed when they harvested a bumper crop of beans
Jerry cans are lined up near the borehole at the Chitemane group’s garden
The Chitemane gardening group’s vegetables are thriving - but keeping them watered is an arduous task
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