Rebuilding after a major disaster could be a huge hurdle to overcome. But for Edna Pelayo, a 27-year-old mother of three from Nueva Ecija in the Philippines, it is possible.
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“It was our first time to grow and sell medicinal herbs. And we didn’t expect it would change our lives.”
The GFSA will ensure that smallholder farmers, particularly women, are empowered to feed their families and communities.
The Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world and the Filipino farmers are directly affected by typhoons and dry spell.
In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
A recent study of Village Savings and Loans Associations in the Enhancing Community Resilience Project in Malawi provides a 2,900% return on investment. The external evaluator estimates that for every $1 invested in VSLAs,