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A woman returns from gathering firewood near Chisatha, a village in southern Malawi. Her community has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the "hunger season," when farmers are waiting for the harvest. The ACT Alliance is working with farmers in this village to switch to alternative, drought-resistant crops, such as millet, as well as using irrigation and other improved techniques to increase agricultural yields. Solar panels will power a pump that will draw water from a river into a reservoir and then into six elevated 5,000 liter tanks, which will then provide water to grow healthy crops year round.