Food Security and Nutrition
The right to food is one of the most basic human rights.
Too many of our neighbors don't have the resources they need to realize this right, though. Too many parents are struggling to put food on the table. Too many students are trying to learn while ignoring their empty bellies. Too many children aren't getting the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong. And too many people don't know where their next meal will come from.
You know that it doesn't have to be this way. That's why you’re teaming up with communities all around the globe to improve food security. You’re helping families grow or buy more food--and more nutritious food. You’re working with parents to learn nutrient-rich recipes using local ingredients. You’re helping farmers improve their harvests and families to start vegetable gardens. And you’re making sure people can earn a living and afford to buy the food they need.
Join the movement. Change the equation.
Overcoming Hunger and the Odds
Baseline studies set foundation for measuring success
This story comes from our partners at Growing Hope Globally. It is about a CWS program in Haiti. It is reposted with permission from its original posting here. Most of the stories that we share at Growing Hope Globally highlight the successes and progress made by the communities we support. However, you might be wondering what things are like before …
Eggs and chickens: emergency nutrition + long-term resilience
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of South Central Timor, Indonesia, closed public markets. And with all local markets closed, Afes worried. He wouldn’t be able to sell his cassava or banana harvests, and his family urgently needed the money. His recent corn crop had failed because there wasn’t enough rain, so his family’s resources were already stretched …
Local chickens mean a hopeful future in Myanmar
Farmer Ko Ye Naing is always looking for opportunities to improve his family’s livelihood. The 38-year-old father of two and his wife, Ma Nandar Win, live on a three-acre farm 55 miles west of Yangon, Myanmar. They grow about 700 pounds of chili peppers, which they sell for about $500 yearly. He also works as a broker: he buys chili …