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Posts tagged with ‘food security’

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Learning, Sharing and Rising Above Hunger in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In Badin, Pakistan, where recent weather events have devastated crops, washed away seed stores and eroded healthy soil, many small-scale farmers and their families remain trapped in cycles of hunger and poverty. When it comes to ending hunger in vulnerable communities, education and training is vital. Knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices can help farmers build […]

Digging Up Irrigation Solutions in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In rural Pakistan, one simple tool is helping poor families grow more vegetables at home. It isn’t a shovel, hoe, or compost bin—it’s an old clay pot. Scratched, broken, forgotten vessels are vital to a gardening method introduced in a PWS&D-supported agricultural project in Pakistan that is improving food security for 650 drought and flood-affected […]

Kitchen Gardens: A Source of Joy and Pride in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

Carrying bowls brimming with freshly harvested carrots, bright green spinach, radishes and tomatoes, it’s hard to believe Mirzadi owns no farmland and had no previous experience growing her own food. Mirzadi lives in Badin, Pakistan with her ailing husband and two of her sons. The local economy relies heavily on agriculture, but farmers in the […]

PWSDevelopments 2017, Issue 1: “Making a Difference on the Road to Abundant Life”

by Anna Muir

Signs of abundant life may be difficult to spot in parts of the world fraught with war, poverty and oppression. But change starts small—with each individual who is transforming their life with the support of PWS&D donors, partners and projects. In this issue of PWSDevelopments, we celebrate the impact of our programs in development and relief by sharing the […]

Video: What is Malnutrition?

by Karen Bokma

Hidden hunger is a form of malnutrition that affects millions around the world. Hidden hunger occurs when people consume what appears to be enough food, yet that food lacks the nutrients required to promote development and sustain health. Approximately 2 billion people worldwide–many of them children–suffer from hidden hunger.

“I am very thankful for the knowledge that we have gained”

by Anna Muir

Sandra couldn’t understand why her sons Erling, 4, and Gerson, 2, were chronically ill and underweight. She fed her children what she thought to be wholesome, filling foods. But in fact, the soup, tortilla chips and soda that made up much of their diet had very little nutritional value. “We believed that the food we […]

Food Assistance in Haiti Helps 1,200 Families After Hurricane

by Karen Bokma

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southwest coast of Haiti. In the wake of the powerful storm, parts of the island nation faced complete destruction. Winds up to 240 km/h, flooding and mudslides damaged roads and homes, flattened fields, caused food and water shortages and triggered widespread illness. With the death toll […]

Conservation Agriculture: Improving Food Security for Farmers of All Ages

by Anna Muir

The survival of Elias Mogha’s family is dependent on what he can grow on his parcel of land in Malawi. But rain, vital for cultivating life, had been minimal. Elias began to worry that perhaps this was the year his family would go hungry. A lifetime of raising crops and rearing livestock made the 65-year-old […]

Empowered Women Create Change in Guatemala

by Karen Bokma

Like many other indigenous Maya-Mam women in Guatemala, Aurelia Jimenez has suffered discrimination and poverty following decades of civil war. “Our lives are hard,” she shares, but she is committed to making a difference for her family. Aurelia’s passion and dedication are driving that change. Through a PWS&D-supported project in her village, she gained knowledge […]

PWSDevelopments 2016, Issue 1: Planting Seeds of Hope

by Anna Muir

In this issue of PWSDevelopments, read about Theresa Diaz in the western highlands of Guatemala. A lack of economic opportunity and environmental concerns have made it difficult for Theresa to break the unrelenting cycle of poverty and provide enough food for her seven children. The work that PWS&D is doing in Guatemala is addressing this […]