In The Central Afghan Highlands, WFP Food Empowers Women To Stand On Their Own Feet
A woman gives her fingerprint as identification in order to receive her food ration. With generous support from the Government of Canada, and through WFP’s implementing partner, ADRA, WFP is providing food assistance to the most vulnerable in the Central Highlands.
In Bamyan Province, a young mother illustrates what she has learned in a literacy course under WFP’s Food-for-Training activity. Participants in the course include women from vulnerable, female-headed households and widows.
With food assistance from WFP, these women receive training in tailoring, enabling them to provide clothing for their families and others.
Women sew local handicrafts, such as embroidered scarves, to sell in local markets.
In the meantime, while the mothers are learning marketable skills, their children are also learning in nursery classes. In cooperation with the German NGO HELP, WFP provides food assistance to the women through the Food-for-Training component of the programme, and daycare classes are offered for their children.
Women learn how to bake cakes and other pastries in classes at the HELP vocational training center. As incentive for them to participate, WFP provides essential food commodities for the women to take home to their families.
In The Central Highlands, WFP Food Empowers Women To Stand On Their Own Feet