Aksa is an incredible lady. She is 58 and has to look after her family, including two of her grandchildren, all on her own. She gets up before sunrise and works until almost midnight, either at farms some distance away or doing housework.
As Aksa’s husband, Elijah, is now 80 and not in good health, it falls on her to do the farm work and look after the family.
Aksa remembers a time when there was enough food, but says she has seen life become increasingly tough in this part of Tanzania. A lack of rain has led to ongoing, crippling drought and failing harvests. Aksa will often go all day without eating. But she is determined to help her family survive.