15 Villages

Then

Now

THEN

Years of drought, poor farming practices, and economic collapse have caused widespread food shortages and chronic hunger.

Woman in a very productive garden

NOW

Training in biointensive farming has provided nutritious food, better health, and farming skills to thousands of families.

THEN

According to the World Health Organization, poor nutrition is the single greatest threat to world health.

Produce being demonstrated

NOW

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.

THEN

Women and girls spend many hours every day walking for water but crops continue to wither and die due to drought.

Two women at a Borehole Pump

NOW

We have drilled 13 wells that keep gardens growing year-round and give women and girls more time for farming, family, and school.

THEN

Contaminated water kills more people every year than all forms of violence including war.

Biosand Water Filter

NOW

BioSand filters are providing 30,000 people in 15 villages with clean water and better health.

THEN

An indoor cooking fire can produce  400 cigarettes worth of smoke an hour.

Rocket Stove

NOW

Outdoor rocket stoves use less wood to produce more heat with less smoke and protect thousands of women and girls from serious lung, heart, and eye diseases.

THEN

Poverty is the reason many children grow up in orphanages or child-headed households.

Family in Zaka, Zimbabwe

NOW

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.

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