Earlier this year, we met Anna a couple of weeks after she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Ester. Recently, we checked back in again with Anna to see how things are going after the six-month check-up and were delighted to see that mum and baby are doing very well.
William is a farmer in Lulonda village, a community supported by World Vision Ireland’s long-term Area Development Programme (ADP) in Lunyo, Uganda. He lives here with his family; his wife and six children. Like other farmers in Lunyo, William had been struggling to provide enough food year round to feed his family.
A key focus of World Vision’s work is supporting households to increase and diversify the crops they produce. This means farming in ways that are appropriate to the climate, which harness and protect the natural resources upon which their livelihoods depend.
World Vision Ireland, as part of the North Kivu Ebola Virus Disease Awareness Raising and Prevention Project - supported by Irish Aid, will implement hygiene and awareness support to communities affected by recent Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
When the fighting raged in South Sudan’s Baliet County on 2013, thousands of people fled for safety walking for weeks, some for a month, leaving everything they owned. Their houses burned to the ground, there was nothing to look back for. Majority of them ended up in two Dengtoma internally-displaced people's (IDP) camps in Melut County in Upper Nile State.
Today, I would like to introduce you to Mery, a new mum from Mundemu ADP, in Tanzania. Mery has been receiving support from World Vision Ireland’s AIM Health Plus Programme* since she became pregnant late last year.