Central American Food Security
In many rural parts of Central America, leaving home is one of the only ways to get out of poverty. People often move to larger towns, far off cities or even other countries to make a living.
Migrating shouldn't be the only way to prosper. That's why we're teaming up with communities in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to help families thrive where they are.
Often, the key is diversity. The more ways a family has to feed themselves and make a living, the more likely they are to weather a bad harvest or a tough season.
With that goal in mind, we’re helping families improve their harvests, sell their crops and find other ways to earn a living. And as the threat of climate change looms, we help protect and conserve resources. Our programs focus on bringing people together to share their expertise and navigate new challenges.
And after all, isn’t that what it means to be a good neighbor?
Overcoming Hunger and the Odds
A very special delivery in Honduras
Over the last few months, so many of our activities have become virtual. We’ve seen virtual proms, virtual weddings, virtual game nights and more. But here’s one you may not have thought of: in Honduras, my longtime colleague Cesar is helping families virtually as their cows give birth. The coronavirus pandemic took longer to reach Latin America than many other …
Looking ahead: the long-term cost of COVID-19
It feels like we’ve been staying at home for years. Americans are itching to get outside, return to work and try to find some sense of normalcy after this pandemic. And for too many in U.S. and around the world, there won’t be a normal to return to. Governments and communities worldwide are scrambling to stay ahead of this pandemic. …
Lasting solutions to hunger critical during COVID-19
This blog was originally published by Growing Hope Globally. It focuses on CWS-supported food security programs in Guatemala and Nicaragua. In the Western Highlands of Guatemala, where Cristobal farms, most markets have closed, travel is restricted, and opportunities for day laborers are almost non-existent due to COVID-19. For some in the community, it will mean skipped meals and hunger. Already …