'So painful and disheartening'
For Jessica, drought means every day is a struggle for survival.
Like many women in rural Zimbabwe - 7 out of 10 rely on farming for income and food - she toils on her farm, but nothing can grow on her ashen, dry land.
Drought starves, and intensified by the climate crisis, drives families into hunger. Jessica recalls that ‘One year, we had no rain. The scorching sun burnt my crops just as they were about to bloom. It was so painful and disheartening.’