This month's special appeal:
Haiti - helping families become self-reliant
Donate to help Haitian families grow enough food and become self-reliant
Nearly 90 percent of Haiti’s children continue to suffer from preventable diseases. Close to 80 percent of the country’s families remain forced to survive on less than $2 a day. Chronic hunger is one of the biggest challenges families face today and it is preventing them from moving forward.
Our work alongside the poorest of the poor in Haiti began well before the earthquake of 2010, and continues today. You can help a Haitian family lift themselves out of poverty and finally put the horrific disaster behind them.
A donation of $50, $75, $100, or more if you are able, will go a long way toward the $600 it costs to provide a vegetable garden irrigation kit, as well as a variety of vegetable seeds, garden tools, and the training families need in order to grow nutritious food throughout the year.
The Philippines - Typhoon Hagupit
Donate to help Typhoon Hagupit survivors recover
The situation in battered communities throughout the Philippines remains uncertain in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit, as nearly 1 million people attempt to rebuild their lives.
Recovery efforts are underway and you can help with a gift of $50, $75, $100, or more if you can. Homes have been damaged or destroyed and many families have lost their food supply.
Your gift will provide direct support for families in the aftermath of the storm, helping them recover as quickly as possible. The families we are helping are among the poorest of the poor in the Philippines and every day they go without help is a day that puts their recovery further away.
The storm, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane here at home, has dealt a cruel blow to families in its path, especially those who were still struggling to recover from last year’s killer storm, Typhoon Haiyan late last year.
You can help Typhoon Hagupit survivors for as little as $50.
Donate to give 1 person enough food for 3 months
Africa’s newest nation, is on the brink of famine, the likes of which has not been seen since the 1984 famine in Ethiopia which killed hundreds of thousands of people and left millions destitute.
Regional conflict within the county, along with poor harvests, has nearly 1 million people on the move in search of food and safety. In total, nearly 5.3 million people are in crisis right now. Prices for food that can be found have soared by 135%, a tell-tale sign that famine is just around the corner. Nearly 1 in 3 children under the age of 5 are abnormally small, an indication that hunger has taken hold.
The Ibba region, where we’ve been helping families displaced by the crisis, remains a safe haven. But the food shortage is becoming more acute every day. We are providing emergency food supplies, as well as seeds that can be planted in time for the next harvest, helping families grow enough food to become food self-sufficient.
You can give 1 person enough food for 3 months for just $65.
Bakan and Kab Krolang, Cambodia
Donate to help a Cambodian family become food self-sufficient
Families in the Cambodian villages of Bakan and Kab Krolang suffer because the traditional once-a-year rice harvest does not provide enough food for the entire year. As a result, some families go without rice, a staple of the Cambodia diet, for as many as four to five months a year.
A variety of rice, known as “dry-season rice”, solves the problem of hunger because it can be planted and harvested three times a year, rather than just once with the traditional rice variety. In addition to meeting their own food needs, families using the dry-season rice always have additional rice available after each harvest, enabling them to earn a good income selling the excess at local markets.
In addition to rice seeds, training is provided on how to maximize the productivity and health of rice fields. A community seed bank is also formed, and water pumps, needed to irrigate the fields during certain times of year, are also provided.