Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ( SSA) have not been spared from the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis.As data shows that agriculture continues to be the main source of livelihood of smallholders household in Sub-saharan Africa.
While farmers are still struggling to deliver their produce to the market and to acquire badly needed agricultural inputs like seeds,fertilizer and livestock feed.These disruption could be devastating for Africa,where farming accounts 60 percent of total employment.
Madam Essi is a widow and a mother of two children koffi and Anna.She resides at kara region in Togo. She is among the farmers,who have been heavily affected by the crisis. The marketing of her perishable cold season harvests is severely curtailed and therefore, leaving her in financial trouble.
Today primary education is free for most countries in Africa,while school uniforms is still mandatory for majority of schools,unfortunately Anna is forced to skip school and classes so as to avoid the embarrassment,as her mother can’t afford to purchase school uniforms and other educational materials.
We Lema Plan International work hard to ensure deprived children like, Anna have access to education and we do support and empower women like Madam Essi too.
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