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Mr. Famara Mane, a farmer from Senegal

Mr. Famara Mane, a farmer from Kolda, Senegal. In 2019, I travelled to Kolda, one of the most remote areas of Senegal, to photograph the transformative impact of healthy, nutritious food on all areas of people’s lives, including education, health and income. Historically, Kolda has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the country, and child mortality is disproportionately high. To break the cycle of poverty and food insecurity, Nutrition International and other development partners launched the PINKK project - Projet intégré de nutrition dans les régions de Kolda et de Kédougou - assisting farmers in growing nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables in their own backyards, and to make these gardens a source of economic empowerment, particularly for women. Thanks to the income he has earnt since the start of PINKK, Mr. Famara Mane has been able to support his large family, and is able to fund the needs of his children, including school books and clothes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kolda village, Senegal
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Natalia Mroz