Fortifying Communities Through Collective Gardening
Kientego Sierotta is a member of a collective of 54 women in Burkina Faso who are working together to build a sustainable community garden. Each member is responsible for tending one hectare of land.
With support from UNICEF, the collective is endeavouring to produce fruit and vegetables year-round as a means of cultivating nutrition security in their community.
Kientego turns to smile at her laughing baby as she tends her area of the community garden. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0824/Asselin
The project is already seeing results. Mothers report that their children are healthier, more energetic, and fall sick less often. The collective is changing not only diets, but the strength and resilience of their community.
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