Village in a hot spot
The rains are several weeks delayed, and last year harvest failed as well. Now even the river has dried up, and the entire village is on the brink of starvation. All the families try to cope as best they can.
Tembo is a farmer. He has a wife, four goats, seven hungry children ? and one bag of maize flour to feed them all. As farming fails, he turns to mat making for survival.
Felida is a single mother with five children. Her eldest son just ran away from home, because she could not feed him. Now she begs odd jobs in exchange for some corn shells to feed the remaining four.