Water and Agriculture
Everyone should be able to put food on their table.
Everyone should be able to have a nutritious diet.
Everyone should have enough water to meet their basic needs.
Everyone should have the chance to earn a living.
This is the theory behind our water and agriculture programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The farmers and communities we work with are often up against enormous challenges. But we know that with the right investments and information, they can overcome them.
We work with farmers to improve their harvests so that they have nutritious foods for their family and enough to sell. We invest in families's livestock businesses, providing initial training and animals. And we work with communities to access water for cooking, bathing, drinking, gardening and so much more. As a result, families can realize their rights to food and water.
Closing the Water Gap
What once took hours, now only takes minutes. In Kenya, families now have convenient access to the water they need to survive. You're helping to start new businesses, grow vegetable gardens, raise livestock and so much more.
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 …
Happiness and hope for Anastasia’s family in Tanzania
Anastasia Malembeka has relied on farming and selling fruit and vegetables to earn a living. She has always wanted to start a livestock business, but she didn’t have the startup capital. She also didn’t know what the best type of animal would be to raise in order to provide for her family. Things changed in 2020, when CWS introduced a …
Replacing Losina’s discouragement with hope
At the beginning of this year, Losina Evarist Elias was discouraged. Her family was struggling to afford three meals a day. They didn’t have enough money to meet their basic needs, and didn’t even have enough clothing for all nine people in her household. Their plot of land wasn’t yielding enough, and the wages that they earned from seasonal labor …