Korotoumou lives in Banconi, Mali, with her mother, elder sister and 3 children following the death of her husband.
“It is difficult to provide meat to the family on a regular basis because I don’t earn enough money to buy it,” the 39-year-old says. “I have a lot of difficulty meeting my family’s food needs because of my small income.”
While Korotoumou earns some money cooking for weddings, baptisms, and other important ceremonies it’s not always enough to support her family.
The family lives in a single room and substitutes fish into meals when they cannot afford meat.
Last year, they were one of some 73,500 families in Mali to receive a korban food parcel from Islamic Relief.