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Amiat initially migrated in the hopes of providing her family with enough income. Now, she has joined a poultry cooperative that allows her to support her family and remain in her home village.
“I was motivated to fish because I saw fishermen making more money than I was. One day I decided to try out the net,” says Valeria Maniraguha, a 38-year-old mother of four children who started fishing in 2010.
After Aisa ya Maida lost her husband during an attack on her home in Magumeri, a Local Government Authority (LGA) in Nigeria's Borno State, she fled to Konduga, a neighbouring LGA, with her seven children.
With one failed rainy season after another, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock.
In Ethiopia’s southeast region, livestock are essential for survival. “We were pure herders. We used to follow the water and grass,” said Mahabo Hassen, a female livestock owner from the outskirts of Warder, in Ethiopia’s Somali Region.
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