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(Marianne Tounkara/Save the Children )
Salome, 22, at her home in Maradi region, Niger. Salome’s husband died a few years ago. She had her first child when she was 14 years old and is now the proud mother of 6 children. Since her husband died, Salome has been struggling to make sure that her children have adequate clothing, are well fed, receive medical treatment when sick and are able to go to school.
“This year, our village (Korgom) is among the worst affected as many people have not produced as much foodas usual because their farms have been attacked by insects. Those who managed to harvest something haveseen their stocks depleted; and vulnerable women like me who do not have any other sources of income or of
food are prone to food insecurity and malnutrition”
Thanks to the Save the Children emergency cash transfer scheme she has been able to buy enough food so that both her and her children will have something to eat during the critical lean season.
“I do have the words to express my joy and satisfaction at being a part of the cash transfer by Save theChildren. With the money I received I was able to purchase food that will last for 30 days, since my kids arebeing treated free of charge at the clinic I am not as worried as before.” said by Salome happily.