In Malawi, families rely heavily on corn for nutrition. But during the lean months (the dry, summer season), there is not nearly enough rainfall to keep corn crops alive. Prince, a father and husband, was worried for his families’ health in these summer months.

Outreach International brought Prince together with his fellow community members to plan a way to maintain healthy eating during the lean months. As a result, the men and women of the village planned to plot a vegetable garden near the river.

Because the river may flood during the regular harvest season, the garden near the river is only used to produce crops during the lean months. And it doubles as a very convenient irrigation system.

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Now, Prince and his family are growing plenty of tomatoes and other vegetables, and are able to eat healthy foods year around.