Mozambique: ‘I Support My Six Children On My Own’ – a Mozambican Rural Woman’s Story

Alzira Mahanjane, 34, endured a decade of domestic violence. With support from AREPACHO, a Spotlight Initiative-supported organization, she learned about gender-based violence and became a farmer and activist in her community. Today she is proud to pay for her six children’s education with the proceeds of her work.

In the lead up to the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, Ms. Mahanjane shares her story.

“I was married for 10 years. My husband and I built a house and had six children…


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