Photography for the story of creating community action

Took photos to tell the story of a community action planning for nutrition project.

Boys play soccer at the feet of Matebien. This community chose interventions of fish farming and gardening vegetables high in vitamins.
Boys played soccer at the feet of Matebien, Timor-Leste. Planning for nutrition took place for two days in this community.  This community plans to do interventions of fish farming and gardening vegetables high in vitamins.
96 year old man tells stories of the changes he has seen in his village in Timor Leste. He talked about the difference in democracy and the leadership of past countries. He focused on the fact that although freedom is good people often fear the responsibility it brings.
A 96 year old man tells stories of the changes he has seen in his village in Timor Leste. He talked about the difference in democracy and the leadership from occupying and colonizing powers until now. He focused on the fact that although freedom is good people often fear the responsibility it brings.
A mother and child work together on the “problem tree analysis” as part of the Community Action Planning for nutrition in Loilu. The problem tree helps people identify nutritional problems and solutions. They then move on to not only identify problems but also identifying solutions. After two days of thinking through what could be positive potential and what were nutritional issues Community members chose how they wanted to engage their nutrition. Communities chose to either do gardening to increase vitamin intake, farm fish or chicken to increase protein, or farm root crops for their nutritional value.
People work together on the “problem tree analysis” as part of the Community Action Planning for nutrition in Loilu, Timor-Leste. The problem tree helps people identify nutritional problems and solutions. 
A child plays off to the side of the community Action Planning with his home made toy car. Community Action Planning happens in the community. Life in the community does not stop. For two days the meetings become a part of the community. Often while parents and grandparents discuss nutrition issues and solutions children are playing off to the side or even joining in the discussion. The charts in the background are a nutritional calendar, sunshine wheel (reflecting nutritional themes), and a table that people discuss how women and men can take different roles in helping children and new mothers increase their nutrition.
A child plays off to the side of the Community Action Planning with his home-made toy car. Life in the community does not stop during planning.  Often while parents and grandparents discuss nutrition issues and solutions children play off to the side or even join in the discussion.
Women from Bibileo, Viqueque, Timor-Leste discuss the differences in nutritional problems between women and men.
Women from Bibileo, Viqueque, Timor-Leste discuss the differences in nutritional problems between women and men.
Man takes a break from discussing community nutrition by making his own cigar and smoking it to the side.
A man takes a break from discussing community nutrition by making his own cigar and smoking it to the side.
The discussion was about what both women and men would do to help children and new mothers be more healthy. Her husband said, "men will make money to buy things for women". She quickly replied, "when have you ever bought anything for me!" The entire room broke into laughter including her husband.
The discussion was about what both women and men would do to help children and new mothers be more healthy. Her husband said, “men will make money to buy things for women”. She quickly replied, “when have you ever bought anything for me!” The entire room broke into laughter including her husband.
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