Marita Tangata and her family live in a drought prone area in Nsanje district where they hardly harvested enough food for the year.
In 2016, she relied on humanitarian aid to feed her family.
Since 2017, WFP has been working with smallholder farmers including Marita to build their resilience against climate shocks.
Thanks to a solar–‐powered irrigation scheme, Marita and other families are able to grow onions, vegetables, pumpkins and eggplants.
Today she is a successful farmer able to bring diverse food to her home and make money.
She has built a new house with corrugated iron sheet roofing (left in the picture above) and can now pay fees for her children in secondary school and buy books for them.
Suleyman Mussa was only relying on rain–‐fed agriculture and with erratic weather, his crop yield had always been unreliable.
Most of the time he would rely on casual labour to put food on the table.
Thanks to the sales made in Tapumuluka irrigation scheme, Suleyman has bought a bicycle to ease transport and iron sheets to roof his house.
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