Khot Dau (30) and her three months old baby named Dau, after his grandfather.
Khot has three children.
She is receiving food aid from NRC as part of a food distribution financed by WFP. Photo: NRC/Tiril Skarstein
"What I eat is food, that´s what I eat. I eat sorghum.
I eat twice a day.
We eat from what we grow. Like now we have grains, beans, groundnuts and okra – and I can get them and cook.
I cook food for the children. Like now, when we have grain.
The challenge is during the dry season, then I have nothing, only grains.
If it is rainy season, I grow food. This is my livelihood.
When it is the dry season, like now, I get more challenges. With the vegetables I grow, I can buy soap and anything from town. And when there is no vegetable, during the dry season, that is when I get many challenges. Because I am taking care of children.
How I will help my children is to take them to the swampy area, so that I can grow vegetables. And if I have a fishing net, I will put it in the river."
FoodFood securitylivelihoodfarmingTwic EastSouth SudanSouthSudanJonglei