Elisa is one of among 820 children at his primary school who benefit from school meals
Provided by WFP through its Home-Grown School Feeding programme. The programme was introduced at his school in 2016.
Elisa lives in Nyamagabe district, approximately 1 hour from the primary school where he studies. He lives with his parents and two siblings. His family is poor and lives off subsistence farming. His mother Salome (31) takes great comfort in knowing that Elisa gets a hot meal at school every day and that she doesn’t need to worry about him going hungry in class.
The school meals provided by WFP are a great support to parents like her who struggle to keep food on the table.