On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Before joining Action Aid South Africa as Country Director this year, Fatima served as the Executive Director of the Women on Farms Project (WFP) in South Africa from 2004 to 2012. WFP is a leading South African women’s organization focused on the rights of women who live and work on commercial farms. Fatima has a rich history as a feminist political activist dating back to her youth during the anti-apartheid struggle. Through her activism, studies and work experience she has honed her expertise in the areas of rural development, women’s rights and peace building.