How Malians are eating 3 meals a day

Village Savings and Loan Association response in Mali. Elim/CARE Mali

When COVID-19 hit Mali, most of the families that CARE works with that had been eating three meals a day suddenly found themselves eating only once a day. Six months later, most of those families are eating three meals a day again. Why? Because local communities mobilized to share information, and worked with CARE to distribute cash transfers to the families most in need.

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A labour of love

Every day, 36 year-old Sanaa makes the scenic drive up winding mountain roads to nearby olive groves. But she doesn’t appreciate the view. She’s hidden behind blacked out windows in a crammed mini bus, and the sun hasn’t even risen yet. Sanaa is one of 15 (mainly Syrian) refugees on their way to work picking…

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