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One Family's Struggle After Poor Harvest In Zimbabwe

Ishimare's family
Zero harvest
Limited income options
Brotherly support
Resting at home
Evening meal

Ishimare and his family are among the 2.2 million people estimated to need food assistance in Zimbabwe during the lean season of October 2013 – March 2014. After their crop wilted from poor rains, they harvested nothing and are relying on the sale of firewood and donations from neighbours to feed the eight children. Ishimare is ill and unable to work, so his eldest son, Zondai, helps his mother collect wood each day instead of going to school.