A taste of Mauritania during the lean season

In many Mauritanian villages, women run the show — out of necessity. As employment opportunities dry up, men are seeking work elsewhere. This year, WFP assistance is giving women-run households a cushion to get through the hungry season

Vanessa Rizzi
Sep 7, 2017 · 5 min read
Smiling faces on the road. Photo:WFP/Vanessa Rizzi
Cash distribution point in Fioum Gleita. Photo:WFP/Vanessa Rizzi
Beneficiaries receiving monthly cash rations in Fioum Gleita. Photo: WFP/Vanessa Rizzi
Market of Fioum Gleita. Photo: WFP/Vanessa Rizzi
Aissata cooking with her daughter in their home WFP/Vanessa Rizzi

“This is the first time in three months that I can buy meat,” Zeinabou says.

Find out about WFP’s work in Mauritania.

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