It’s harvest time in South Sudan and Makaleta Luka can barely contain her excitement, “For the first time, I’ve harvested this much!”.
The mother of five has been working with World Vision to implement new farming practices that enhance her family’s nutritional intake alongside growing their income as they can sell the remaining produce. She can now afford to send her two boys to school and grow delicious and nutritious vegetables that will fill their bellies!
In Somalia, laughter and joy fills the air as locals celebrate another successful crop.
Conflict, disease such as COVID-19 and drought have caused sustained food insecurity within the region but the livelihoods of community members are being improved through projects like the Dorrow Irrigation Project. Food and nutrition insecurity is addressed through a combination of interventions, including farming technologies, irrigation systems, and improved water catchment storage systems to minimize water loss and soil destruction. Families have been provided with the tools and skills to successfully grow their own produce and then on-sell what’s remaining to earn additional income.
The future is brighter for the many children in the community who will grow up with full tummies, opportunities to learn as their parents can afford for them to attend school, and ultimately, break the generational cycle of poverty.
In Bidi Bidi Refugee camp, children are excited to receive the monthly food rations that World Vision distributes alongside the World Food Programme.
In spite of the challenges COVID-19 has posed to food distribution in the East Africa region, World Vision, through the support of generous donors are helping families rest easier knowing that they will have something to eat today, tomorrow and into the future.
These stories are indicative of the community development and emergency relief work World Vision facilitates in communities across East Africa. As the Colour Sisterhood we are partnering with World Vision to support similar community development projects throughout the region.
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