Today, nearly 24 percent of the population in the Philippines is suffering from extreme hunger. With not enough money to buy food, and often not enough resources for crop growth, families often have difficulty keeping their children fed. These conditions become even more severe during the lean months.

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Thanks to supporters, Outreach International has helped create rice loan projects for villages in the Philippines. Families are growing rice crops and actively participating in rice loans and rice selling.

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Now, 51 percent of the men, women and children in our communities have access to enough food during the lean months, and we are continuing to expand the loan project until each family is fed.