In a small village near Tillabéry in northwestern Niger, 61-year-old Fati Hassane sells 1-kilogram bags of rice from a new seedbank set up by the Red Cross. Part of Hassane’s job as president of a committee overseeing the seedbank is to ration rice and crop seeds so there’s enough for all, while keeping prices down.
Meanwhile, 20 kilometers into the hills from the remote mountain hamlet of Las Joyas, Honduras, a young man named Wilmer navigates steep, slippery and rocky terrain on horseback. Wilmer is no ordinary horseman. In 2010, he lost both his legs and an arm when he fell from a freight train headed toward the United States. After receiving new prosthetic legs from the Red Cross, Wilmer is able to make a modest income working on his family’s small banana and coffee plantation.
These are just two of many examples of how the Red Cross helps people and communities regain independence and restore their resilience in the face of economic, physical or environmental hardship.
Taken from RCRC Magazine