Who's Hungry?

October 22, 2013 | Posted by: Succeed Africa

Imagine waking up in the morning and discovering you have nothing to eat for breakfast. You search around and maybe, if you are lucky, you might find a small bowl of rice to eat for lunch. At the end of the day, you go to bed tired and so hungry that your stomach is growling. The next morning you awake only to face the same uncertainty as the day before – will you find enough food to make it through?

                                        

According to the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) “few people realise that there are 870 million hungry people in the world who don't make the headlines -more than the combined populations of the United States, Canada and the European Union”. [1] 

In Kenya, although the number of people who are hungry has decreased over the past year (largely in part to a good rainy season), there are still 1.1 million people without food. The WFP explains how the lack of food is quick to impact those that live in poverty: “The households in [ ¾ of the country] have reduced food consumption to minimally adequate consumption…  they are unable to afford some essential non-food expenditure, for example, medical care, education, purchase of seeds for the upcoming season, among others.” [2]

With your help, Succeed Africa is providing food for the hungry in Kenya. About 2 years ago, we spent $5.00 CAD to provide spinach and kale seeds to a farmer in Kisumu. Today, his crop provides
money to support his family, food for about 1,000 students in three schools and employment for several young entrepreneurs. Teachers in the community even bring their students to his farm so that he can teach them organic farming techniques. According to the farmer, “Succed Africa Vegetables” are in such high demand that the locals ask for it by name!

                           

Providing assistance to farmers is just one of the many ways that Succeed Africa is working to help those in need. With your prayers and support we will one day be able to ensure the hungry in Kenya can wake up to a healthy breakfast, have a nutritious lunch and go to bed on a full stomach.

Proverbs 22:9 Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it. (Good News Translation)

 


[1] http://www.wfp.org/hunger/faqs

[2] http://www.kenyafoodsecurity.org/images/files/shortrains/sra2013/2012_2013_SRA_Report.pdf

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