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
A motorbike repair business means new hope for Oy
“Living in poverty was already hopeless, but life got harder when I lost my leg in a landmine accident,” Ouk Oy says. The 64-year-old father of four adult children lives with his wife, Sreng Kong, in western Cambodia. Oy and Kong rely on Kong’s income as a seasonal wage laborer in order to make ends meet. She could earn about …
Two sisters in Myanmar team up with CWS to earn 50% higher profits
“For us, we have no choice except for agriculture,” says Daw Cho Mar Win. She lives in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady river delta. Despite being less than 60 miles from Yangon, families in the Ayeyarwady delta rely mostly on farming, fishing or hourly wage jobs on small construction projects. “In our community, we must work harder during the winter and summer to …
Hope and recovery for 800 Kenyan families after the desert locust emergency
In 2020, swarms of desert locusts resembling dark storm clouds descended ravenously on the East and greater horn of Africa. They roved through the region and flattened farms and pasture lands posing an unprecedented threat to the food security of millions of people and their livestock in already vulnerable areas. Farmers could do nothing but watch with dismay as the …