Women in Sindh, Pakistan
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Rural communities in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province are among the poorest in the world, with many households relying on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. Adding to the difficulty is a deeply entrenched landlord/tenant system, which puts people into cycles of debt and dependence.
Women in these communities are particularly vulnerable. For this reason, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Presbyterian World Service & Development have been supporting a 3-year food security project in 150 villages through Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan. The project aims to improve the availability, access, and utilization of food, so that communities will can grow more food, have more income, and eat higher-quality foods more often. Read the full story...