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Food and Water insecurity

One in four people are hungry or cannot regularly access nutritious food, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In addition, one in three people don’t have access to safe drinking water according to the World Health Organization.

Of those who are hungry, 60% are women and girls. They’re also the ones who collect water in 80% of households without running water. Tragically, nearly 50% of children under five who die do so because of issues related to undernutrition. Sadly, many others also die due to issues related to unsafe or unreliable water sources.

Effective solutions include a range of activities from short-term emergency relief to long-term strategic initiatives, such as taking climate action, assisting individuals with diversitying and increasing their earning potential and facilitating community farming projects.

Most of our work on food and water insecurity focuses on supporting local community food gardening initiatives, usually with women and to feed children. We also facilitate sustainable agriculture with all members of the community and nutrition workshops mostly with mothers. In the past, we’ve also assisted with installing rainwater harvesting systems.

Our Current Initiatives


  • Nutrition workshops for mothers with children under five in Fiji in collaboration with the Fiji Ministry of health

  • Nutrition programs for children under five in Nepal

  • Sustainable food production workshops in Costa Rica

  • Rainwater harvesting system construction in Fiji in collaboration with local communities

  • Community food gardening in Mexico

  • Community food gardening in South Africa

8531

meals were provided to children under the age of five in 2018

217

community members attended workshops on sustainable food production in 2018

761

community members attended workshops on maternal nutrition in 2018

Where you can contribute

 
Join teens from around the world on this high-impact Costa Rican adventure.
 
Contribute to gender equality initiatives in Cimarrones, Costa Rica.
 
Contribute to preserving the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world
 
Gain experience in international development and teaching while interning in the Mexican Caribbean.
 
Gain work experience in community development in the Peruvian context.
 
Support the local community members of Oxapampa to achieve their individual goals and those of their community.