Safiya Mohamud Said Safiya Mohamud Said, Project Officer, Somalia Safiya Mohamud Said’s stories Somalia: A family torn to pieces Disasters take so many things from people; health, prosperity and hope can all fall victim. But no one can know what life has in store for them, and all we can do is carry on — just as women like Nadifo, who has struggled with some of the worst possible circumstances, has had to do. Somalia: Broader perspective from a bigger team Joint monitoring trips are the most exciting visits, in my opinion, to go and see Mercy Corps' program activities. Somalia: A lot has changed It was a long journey full of rough terrains and sleepless nights while we were assessing the areas that have been hit by droughts in the Bari Region of Puntland, Somalia. Farmers and pastoralists lost most of their assets and suffered from lack of water. Somalia: Stitching together her place in the market It was midday and the weather wasn’t favorable. The heat was scorching and everyone wanted to be in the shade. Somalia: Encouraging local culture through peaceful change Somalia: Fighting for survival In my daily field supervision of program activities, I encounter different scenarios about the people we support. Some are strong and challenging, while others are somewhat weakened by life's difficulties. Somalia: My introduction Life was fair enough when I got a job as soon as I finished school. It was my first time in the world of non-governmental organizations and there was a lot to expect in such a challenging environment.