by Maria Russo

Anonciatta has 6 children including the two adorable twins in this photo. She is a bubbly spirit who loves to sing and take care of the other women in the cooperative. But her struggles are real.

The family currently has no health insurance and some of her children do not attend school because the fees are too expensive. The eight family members share two beds in their tiny home and often deal with terrible leaks during the rainy season.

Soon, things will change for Anonciatta when the harvest is ready and she can begin to sell her crops for a price that will provide a livable wage. We know that by empowering her to provide for her family, a better, brighter future is just on the horizon.

Photo by @arnelle

Maria Russo
Maria Russo


Maria is the co-founder and executive director of Humanity Unified International. Follow stories from the field on Instagram @humanityunified

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