This project is good. They have come here, talked and listened to what our problems are.Beauty Drafta
Beauty Drafa's home village is in the far south of Malawi and many miles from the nearest town.
“We are isolated here, no one pays attention to us. This is why this project is good. They have come here, talked and listened to what our problems are.”
Those problems are closely related to the changing climate.
“We are farmers. Because of the drought we grew less maize than last year – it’s made things harder, we are farmers.”
Finding water is also extremely hard for Beauty and her four children.
“The wells dry up, so people dig shallow wells in the dry river beds, but you can get sick drinking that water.”
There have been cases of cholera in the region this year which are related to unclean water.
Despite the challenges of getting enough food and water, Beauty considers herself one of the lucky ones.
“We are more fortunate than some. The biggest challenge is that we cannot be sure of our future. It is frightening. But I want my children to stay in school. That will make a difference for them.”