“I used to be a livestock owner,” says Amina, “But since the drought, I lost all my animals.”
Amina lives with her five children in Somalia and had been managing to support her family as a pastoralist. However, when a drought hit the region and she lost her livestock, her life completely changed.
Without her livestock Amina was forced to move to find work, eventually setting up her own tea stall. Despite working incredibly hard, this wasn’t enough to provide for her family. On a normal day, the family would only be able to eat twice, once in the morning and once in the evening, with the food generally being simple -often just rice - and lacking the nutrients children need to stay healthy as they grow.
“Sometimes we set out to eat, sometimes we don’t”, says Amina.