Teresa Chirova lives in Chiramanzu, Zimbabwe, where the weather is hot, and changing rainfall patterns mean that crops just aren't growing. Oxfam has set up a community garden project, training the most vulnerable people in Teresa's community in agricultural techniques that are less water intensive, so they can grow crops that retain water better.
Oxfam's initial investment of some seeds, tools and training has meant that over 70 people in the community are now working on their gardens, and crop yields are so good that Teresa and others have enough to feed themselves and to sell the surplus at market.
Oxfam has also rehabilitated a well, built latrines and given people like Teresa livestock vouchers. Teresa used her vouchers to get two goats and looked after them until she had five. She sold two for school fees for her children and sold another for maize when there was a food shortage. She told Lucy that she's is "very, very happy".