Why It Matters
Nearly 870 million people in the world are suffering from extreme hunger. And of those people, 98 percent are living in developing countries. Lacking the proper resources or climate for crop growth, the impoverished men, women and children enduring these conditions are caught in a cyclical state of malnourishment.
One out of six children in developing countries is underweight; and one out of four children will experience stunted growth due to malnutrition.
Who It Affects
Nearly half of our communities have now built vegetable gardens and greenhouses to sustain crop growth during the winter months.
In our communities, four out of every five families now have access to food during this critical time.
We have used this program in 14 schools and will be adding another school in the coming year.
Today, nine in 10 children participating in the program have experienced a significant weight gain.
So far, the program has been 84 percent effective, and we are continuing to expand the program.
In the Summer 2017 edition of Outreach Magazine, we asked our field photographer Wayne Rowe to tell us about a photo from his time with Outreach that he finds especially resonant: “I visited Haiti immediately following the earthquake in 2010....