At Kurandza, we’re all about celebrating strong women, and more than that, helping women and young girls see that they are strong regardless of cultural bias, education level, disadvantages, and more.
Our Country Director in Mozambique, Percina, visited the US last month to help us kickoff our #IStandForGirls campaign! We traveled from Mozambique back to the US together in the end of August, and went straight down to LA for the Yellow Conference, a gathering of 500+ incredibly inspiring creative women who are on a mission to do good in the world! She had such an amazing time sharing her story and meeting so many like-minded women leaders!
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of when Kurandza began! We've come so far in these last two years, and we wanted to celebrate all of our milestones with you!
I'd known there was a hunger crisis in Mozambique, but what really got to me was hearing that HIV positive mothers were faced with choosing between letting their children starve or nursing their children past the recommended time despite the risk of passing on HIV.
I had been talking with a lot a people back in Mozambique lately and they told me that the situation got worse. I knew that they were experiencing a drought and that food prices were on the rise, but they had always laughed and played it off like things would change and everything would be ok. This time it was different. I could tell that they were worried about tomorrow.