Ache dreams of something that the majority of us living in Ireland take for granted – to see her children educated.
Living in Chad, where she takes care of her little girl and her baby boy – two-year-old Maimouna and newly born Bahar – as well as her husband, Ache faces huge challenges to meet even the most basic needs of her family.
Ache needs to work hard to feed her family on a daily basis, travelling far away to work, and life can be tough.
“When I wake up early in the morning, I prepare breakfast for myself, my children and my husband, and then I leave for the field.
“Because my field is so far away that it takes all day to get there, so I don’t get back until the evening to prepare dinner."
Keeping her children healthy is her top priority but this can be a struggle even during pregnancy, as the lack of available food can leave women like Ache suffering from malnutrition.
We provided Ache with a special fortified flour used to improve her health and nutrition, and she is feeling much better since engaging with the programme.
After working with Concern’s Community Health Volunteers, she has also learned the skills to combat malnutrition and look forward to a happy and healthy future for her and her family.