This is the final post of Farming First’s #FillTheGap campaign to highlight the gender gap facing rural women working in agriculture.
Malidadi Chilongo may only be 27 but she is already a small-scale farmer, a mother-of-four, and her husband’s second wife.
She met her husband when she was 15, fell in love, and married. She has a good relationship with her husband’s first wife, who has five children.
“I was nervous at first to come here but it has been fine,” she said. “We get along well. We help each other out – I care for her children and she cares for mine if we need to do other things.”