It is because of your help that I can smile. It was as if it was my son who had returned to me. These vouchers have value even beyond providing my family with meals — I was proud to choose and receive my items from the market.

Aissata Diallo, mother of four in Mali. Her son left their village last year to search for work to help them — but in the midst of both conflict and drought, she hasn’t heard from him since. 

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Our emergency vouchers are helping Aissata and other families survive a year of unpredictable shocks in Mali. Find out how.

Twelve-year-old Lauretta was forced to drop out of school to watch her younger brother while her mother forages for food to feed the family. Lauretta wants to become a school teacher. “I miss school very much,” she said. “I want to go and learn so I can help my mom in the future more.”
Read more about how the escalating food crisis in Niger is impacting children like Lauretta.

Twelve-year-old Lauretta was forced to drop out of school to watch her younger brother while her mother forages for food to feed the family. Lauretta wants to become a school teacher. “I miss school very much,” she said. “I want to go and learn so I can help my mom in the future more.”

Read more about how the escalating food crisis in Niger is impacting children like Lauretta.