James Chavula

Published on May 4, 2021

Surviving the lean season: Experiences of a typical SCTP Household

For Filesi Singano, the end of the year is not about annual festivities, but the beginning of the struggle with food scarcity.

The lean season spans almost six rainy months as the 46-year-old mother of four no longer yields enough food to take them to the next harvest.

Published on February 15, 2021

Achieving more with shock sensitive social protection

Sophie's story

Benefitting from Shock Sensitive Social Protection (SSSP) means so much more to Sophie Samuel, a Mtukula Pakhomo beneficiary in Balaka district, Kanyama Village.

SSSP meets the seasonal needs, prepares for and responds to unpredictable shocks in cooperation with the humanitarian sector and supporting recovery and the return to regular programming.

Through SSSP, the Government and humanitarian partners leverage social protection systems to provide assistance to vulnerable groups of people in times of crisis.