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Edina Mahulisya, 22, and her child Theopista Shukuru, 5 months.

Her husband Sukuru grows onions, beans, Chinese cabbage and corn. Sukuru John, 30, has been disabled since birth, with minimal use of his legs. His dad passed on his farming business to him and he's worked hard at overcoming and compensating for his disability since childhood to become a successful farmer. He works through his intuitions to overcome his limitations, in addition he also took initiative to get a simple, small interest, loan from a non-monetary CRS technical support SILC group called Chaepakazi B, (which means: work hard) Group.

Sukuru, his wife Edina Mahulisya, 22 and their two children, Lightness Shukuru, 4, and Theopista Shukuru, 5 months, all participate in the THRIVE program. CRS and it's partner the Diocese of Geita are facilitating the CRS THRIVE project in Busanda Village, outside of Geita, Tanzania. The THRIVE project it is sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant. The project focuses on ECD (early childhood development) and includes special support for childcare centers, children's health and nutrition and lessons in positive parenting.

Photo by Philip Laubner/Catholic Relief Services