Cristina Flete is a mother of two—a four-year-old and a four-month-old. When Cristina had her first baby, she didn’t know about the impact exclusive breastfeeding or early childhood development activities could affect the long-term health of her children. In Villa Guadalupe, where Cristina lives, many young mothers are unaware of the importance of these activities. […]
On Thursday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. This day also serves as a call to action to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Gender equality is vital […]
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 […]
Maria de los Angeles’ life has changed a lot in the course of three years. Once dependent on purchasing expensive produce at the market, Maria now grows enough food to last her family the entire year. Gesturing toward her garden she says, “now its all available.” Situated near a site that was previously a garbage […]
This sermon, written by The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis, explores what Jesus’ commandment to “love one another as he loved you” really means in our globalized world. As a church our mission to love one another has expanded to fill the whole earth. The imagery of foot washing is used to explain how we can […]
By James Kornelsen, Canadian Foodgrains Bank Luisa’s Amana Silva’s one-year old daughter Milagres (which means miracles) was born two months premature. Today she is anemic–a condition she has struggled with since she was born. Even with access to the best medical facilities, medicines, and food, anemia is a major health challenge. But for the Silva […]
For families in these areas, raising healthy children is not just about earning enough money to put food on the table, but learning about the importance of a nutritious diet and educating children from an early age to ensure they thrive both physically and mentally.