Nurta's Story

Meet Nurta

Somalia Drought & Famine


A mother of seven, forced to uproot her family due to the impacts of a changing climate, losing her homestead to drought and famine.

This was Nurta’s reality. Yet, her story is not one of despair, but of remarkable resilience and unwavering determination.

Nurta’s journey from her rural home to the city of Baidoa was not easy. It was an eight-day journey, lacking basic necessities like water and shelter. However, she and her family arrived unscathed, a testament to their strength and perseverance.

Despite the challenges her family faced, including her children having to abandon their studies, Nurta remains resolute in securing a brighter future. Her story is a beacon of hope, showing that with resilience and determination, one can overcome even the most daunting obstacles.


I remain determined to secure a brighter future for my family despite the challenges we face.

The aid provided by ShelterBox (at this displacement camp in Baidoa) was a lifeline for Nurta and her family, offering them a level of comfort they had not experienced since their displacement. With a stable shelter, Nurta seized the opportunity to start a small business, selling essentials to her neighbors. She also cultivated and sold pumpkins grown outside her house, showing her entrepreneurial spirit and determination to provide for her family.




shelterbox icon


Aid Women in Crisis