Years of drought, poor farming practices, and economic collapse have caused widespread food shortages and chronic hunger.
Training in biointensive farming has provided nutritious food, better health, and farming skills for life to thousands of families across 15 villages.
According to the World Health Organization, poor nutrition is the single greatest threat to world health.
Nutrition is a key part of our agricultural training. Families are growing and adding new high-nutrient foods to their diets, building health and boosting immunity to disease.
Women and girls in Africa spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water but crops continue to wither and die due to drought.
We have drilled wells in 11 villages. Gardens are growing year-round, and women and girls have more time for farming, family and school.
Dirty water kills more people every year than all forms of violence including war.
BioSand filters are providing 30,000 people with clean water and better health.
An indoor cooking fire produces about 400 cigarettes worth of smoke an hour.
Outdoor rocket stoves use less wood to produce more heat with less smoke and protect thousands of women and girls from lung, heart, and eye diseases.
Poverty is the reason many children grow up in orphanages or child-headed households.
We equip families to care for more than 450 orphaned children. We train volunteers from the community and local churches to provide support for orphaned children and their caregivers.