For the third episode of our video blog “Stories of Rural Quelimane“, we move to the district of Nicoadala, one of the hardest hit by the Idai cyclone. Let’s also take a step back in time: let’s go back to October 2018, when the “Rural Quelimane” project, co-financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, was still in its early stages.
Antonio Ubre, a beneficiary of the project, who grows rice and vegetables on two hectares of land together with his large family, told us about these embryonic phases. In particular, Antonio told us about the benefits received thanks to the various training courses organized within the project and the bicycles donated to the communities.
Seven months later, in May 2019, we returned to visit Antonio. The field is unrecognizable: the ears of rice flutter in the wind, and the family is busy collecting.
Watch the video and discover the “before and after” of Antonio’s land: