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 chicken hatchery’s largest order ever in Myanmar
Chicken farm owner Saw Edmond lives in Ywar Thit Pine Village on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. He and his wife, Mi Mi, have owned and operated their hatchery business for the past twelve years. After years of struggle, the couple now have a profitable business. When they first started, they didn’t know the first thing about running a hatchery. …
Beekeeping: an unexpected lifeline in Paraguay
Indigenous communities have lived in the Gran Chaco region of Paraguay for centuries. And for most of that time, families had lots of ways to earn a living. They hunted, fished, ate local fruits, consumed local honey and made crafts. This lifestyle was largely possible because they could move freely across the vast region. It wasn’t an easy way of …
Vegetable harvests and new skills for refugees in Tanzania
Tanzania’s Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is home to tens of thousands of Congolese and Burundian refugees. CWS has been working in the camp for years, and most recently our focus has been on helping residents build businesses and earn a living. The previous phase of this program was called REFLECT. Then, starting in April 2019, we launched a pilot program focused …