Success Story - "Our life is no longer a battle for survival"

Burke Amsalu is a mother of four children who struggled to find sustainable income as a local-spirit vendor and laborer in the Horo Guduru Welega Zone. While pregnant with one of her children, she frequently visited the nearby clinic to improve hygiene and nutrition practices for her household. 

Learn how Burke has taken advantage of the project's access to crops to develop a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, and how her participation in community engagements like saving groups and enhanced community conversations has helped her and her husband break from traditional gender roles. 

Organization
Save the Children
Author
Gemechis Kumera
Tesfaye Arbas
Date
Document Type
Library Type
Language
English
Resource User Type
Agriculture Extension Worker
MIYCN Project Staff
Project staff
Saving group facilitators
Saving group facilitator supervisors
Audience
Agriculture Extension Workers
Breastfeeding women
Caretakers/families of children under 2
Caretakers/families of children under 6 months old
Caretakers/families with children 12-24 months old
Couples with children under 2
Families of pregnant women
Farming families
Fathers of children under 2
MIYCN Project Managers
Families with children 6-24 months old
Resource Keywords
Adolescent Nutrition
Animal source foods
Chicken raising
Child Nutrition
Complementary Feeding
Couple Communication
Decision-making
Dietary Diversity
Family Dialogue
Gender Roles
Rest and reduce workload
Use income to improve nutrition
Use of agriculture income to purchase nutrient-rich foods
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