Yemi is a mother of two children, originally from Nigeria and now living in Rhode Island. For Yemi, life in America is full of challenges and struggles. Her son once asked her if they were still in Africa. Yemi had to explain that despite the poverty and poor living conditions they were facing, they were in fact in America. Her son’s observation really showed her the need to fix this level of poverty and hunger in the U.S.
Yemi enjoys being a part of Witnesses to Hunger because the project shows this reality, showing the suffering of the hungry and the poor, especially of women. She believes that her story and her photos can help bring about change and better the lives of families like hers.