Following a disaster, World Concern is there, providing medical supplies, shelter, clean drinking water and food. Emergency food distribution has saved lives and reduced suffering in places like Haiti, following the January 2010 earthquake, and during the Sri Lanka flooding in early 2011.
In Sudan, food is a necessity for survival for the more than 5 million people who were homeless at the end of 2010, having fled their homes during the Darfur war. World Concern is providing food for those who are beginning to return to their villages. Schools are given food so students receive a meal each day, and girls in grades 3 through 8 receive dry rations to take home as an incentive for more girls to attend school.
Teaching people to grow their own food for consumption and income is a step toward lifting themselves out of poverty permanently. World Concern teaches farming techniques, and provides equipment and seeds, giving people the tools they need to succeed.
In Chad, refugees share land, equipment and harvested crops with their neighbors, so the entire community benefits. Sharing a horse cart, for example, enables farmers to haul their crops in larger quantities to market to be sold.
In Kenya, World Concern helps schools establish gardens so students are eating a more balanced diet than the protein and carbohydrates they receive for a mid-day meal. Each school receives drip irrigation kits, farm tools, seeds, fruit tree seedling, fencing material and fertilizer. Children are learning gardening, farming and nutrition through their involvement with the gardens. The skills and information they’ve learned will be carried on to the next generation.
With a goal of sustainable agriculture, World Concern works with communities to establish long term solutions to hunger and poverty.
Providing animals, such as goats, cows, chickens and pigs, provide a source of nutrition and income. Not only can the milk and eggs be sold, the animals reproduce and can be sold as well.
In Sri Lanka, we help dairy farmers increase the quality and quantity of their milk production, plus build and maintain chilling centers to keep dairy products fresh longer to be sold.
In Laos, World Concern has established rice banks so families can store and borrow rice as needed.
These are just a few examples of how we're fighting hunger in some of the poorest places on earth.
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