Nicaragua: First Meeting of Women’s Cooperatives 05
Ileana del Socorro Jarquin, 34, took part in the WFP’s ‘Cash for Work’ project, funded by the European Union. 541 rural women planted fruits and vegetables in their backyards in order to improve their families’ diet and generate income. “It was a wonderful experience because we were all valued for being women. The experience also improved my relationship with my partner because now, we share the household chores and work together in the garden,” said Jarquin.