TETÃ JAPEPO: THE WOMEN WHO GUARANTEED FOOD SECURITY FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES.
In Paraguay, where nearly a quarter of the population lives in poverty, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the economic situation to a critical point as many people lost their jobs, and opportunities for informal workers dissipated. In response, women in low-income neighborhoods began opening improvised kitchens called ollas populares to address hunger in their communities, then successfully lobbied the Paraguayan government to provide these community kitchens with food.
Baro Brizuela and Juana Barreto Yampey are telling the story of the women who supported many through the toughest moments of the pandemic and brought hope to their communities through a plate of good food.
Supported by National Geographic Emergency Fund for Journalist.