THE PROBLEM

LACK OF RAIN

  • This drought has already lasted two years
  • Crops have dried up and died
  • Stored harvests have run out
  • Livestock have no grass to graze on and have died

high food prices

  • Imported foods sold in stores in the nearest city have increased in price by over 200%
  • With high unemployment, villagers don't have means to purchase food
  • Villagers are eating one meal per day

babies at risk

  • Half the population is HIV+
  • HIV+ mothers continue to nurse children because they fear their babies will die of malnutrition if they stop
  • Continued nursing puts children at higher risk of contracting HIV

OUR SOLUTION

food aid

  • Immediate food aid assistance through food-for-work program
  • Women head of households work tidying school, hospital, and community center in return for food
  • All food is sourced from local entrepreneurs, infusing capital into the economy and spurring local commerce

water projects

  • Building of multifunctional wells for consumption and irrigation
  • Irrigation allows for continued farming even in dry seasons and future droughts
  • Maintenance and guarding of new water systems creates employment opportunities

 agriculture

  • Farming of drought-resistant crops with high nutritional value like sweet potato
  • Agronomy trainings, seed program, community farm and market
  • Job creation and boost to the local economy
  • Nutritional partnership with hospital
  • Community equipped for long-term success