Archive for the World Food Day 2009 Category

Recognizing the Power of Human Potential – Malawi

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

“These crops you see here during this dry season are the results of our club’s dedication and desire to see off poverty once and for all. We are now well equipped, thanks to Concern, to produce enough food – a thing which had eluded this village for many years.

In fact, we have given a ray of hope and confidence to many in this village who didn’t believe that with enough commitment and hard work, the beast called hunger can be defeated. We will not wait for Concern to come again to our rescue. They did their part and now we have a good foundation to tackle hunger.”

—Mr. Enock Mbeta, Treasurer, Mtisautsa Community Irrigation Club, Nkhotakota District, Malawi Read the rest of this entry »

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Drought in Kenya Threatens a Way of Life

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

The hope is that rain will come. It is now due: if it fails again, it will be devastating. It is no coincidence that the word for rain in the Maasai language is the same as that for God.

Kenya is currently in the grip of a severe drought that has killed crops, crippled the country’s production of food, and caused serious shortages of affordable food in urban areas.  But the pastoralist communities in Kenya’s rural areas are being hit hardest and most severely. Read the rest of this entry »

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