A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
There were over 6000 applications for the prize of Mama Shujaa Wa Chakula (Female Food Champion). 11 finalists were chosen for their outstanding contribution to their community and agriculture.
The stories of the finalists reached 25 million people in Tanzania, on radio, tv and in newspapers. 10,000 people voted and the remarkable stories of these rural women farmers reached a nation.
This short video shows how the winner Ester and the other 10 finalists proved that sometimes it is the unheard voices that make the loudest noise.
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