Case study: Feeding families in Bolivia
“Through the project we’re now able to grow flowers, carrots and lettuces.” Cristina, Bolivia
Cristina lives in the region of Ancoraimes in Bolivia. She is married and has four children. In order for the family to survive, her husband spends most of the year doing seasonal low-paid work in the city of La Paz, so Cristina alone is responsible for farming the family's land and providing food.
CAFOD helped her to construct a vegetable garden and have taught her how to sow vegetables and irrigate her land. She is now able to produce enough vegetables to feed her family by growing lettuce, maize, potatoes, onions and carrots in the garden. As well as providing her family with a healthy diet, her vegetable garden often produces surplus crops to sell at market.
The extra money Cristina makes from selling vegetables and flowers has enabled her two eldest children to go to university.