A mother living in fear
Abigael is a 35-year-old mother of five from Ouarkoye, Burkina Faso. She and her husband are farmers – an occupation that used to provide them with everything they needed.
Now, however, farming only brings them heartbreak. In recent years, the rains have become scarce, meaning Abigael can’t grow the food she needs to make an income and feed her young family.
‘When it does not rain and you have nothing to eat, what are you going to do?’ Abigael tells us. ‘How are you going to eat? How are you going to take care of children?’