Voices From the Field: Women Transforming the Community

August 2018 | Written by Celia Bartolomeu, SANI Gender Officer, CARE Mozambique
As a Gender Officer working on the Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) in Mozambique, Celia Bartolomeu is always assessing the project to find evidence that it is having a positive impact on the local communities. Here, she shares an interview with a remarkable women’s group, called “TIANE”, in Benhane community...

Voices From the Field: Field Farmer Schools in Mozambique

June 2018 | Written by Katie Kendall, Cuso International Volunteer, Mozambique
In Mozambique, the South African Nutrition Initiative aims to address malnutrition in women of reproductive age and children under 5 years. In tandem with elevating nutrition awareness and fortifying community-level health support, CARE Mozambique staff and implementing project partners are working with smallholder farmers to improve agricultural techniques that increase yields, improve time and energy efficiencies, and ultimately help diversify the diets of men, women and children in surrounding communities...

Voices From the Field: Exploring Gender Dynamics in Malawi

May 2018 | Written by Ziana Ahmed, Cuso International Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Malawi
As a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor working on the Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) in Malawi, I am always eager to see evidence that the project is improving the nutritional status of women and children under five in the Dowa and Ntchisi districts of Malawi. Much of my work actually involves designing and implementing systems to monitor program progress and evaluate impact. During this process, I have come to understand all the complex factors that affect project performance. One of the most interesting factors is gender...

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Under the Mango Tree: My Visit to Mozambique and Zambia

April 2018 | Written by Tanja Kisslinger, Knowledge Translation & Public Engagement Officer, CARE Canada
Sitting under a mango tree in a small, rural community in Mozambique this past November, I began to truly appreciate the meaning of lasting change… I had traveled to Mozambique and Zambia to report on CARE’s Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI), which aims to provide women, families, and health providers with the tools they need to end malnutrition in children under five and in women of reproductive age...