World Malaria Day -- Step Three: Stop Hunger-based Poverty

Children weak from hunger and inadequate variety of food are more vulnerable to Malaria, which then opens the door to Anemia and other diseases. Parents weak from Malaria and Anemia are caught in the hopeless cycle of hunger-based poverty.

Children weak from hunger and inadequate variety of food are more vulnerable to Malaria, which then opens the door to Anemia and other diseases. Parents weak from Malaria and Anemia are caught in the hopeless cycle of hunger-based poverty.

Hunger leads to Malaria and Anemia which leads to Poverty.

This a vicious cycle that must be stopped. While this graphic is simplified and the problems are multi-layered, one break in the cycle must be the production of adequate, diversified foods on sustainable farms.

With the completion of our two solar irrigation projects in Chipoka and Gwengwe, we will be training farmers to grow diversified crops using sustainable methods of farming. The Chipoka gardens will be divided among clubs formed of community and church members. The clubs will be assigned a portion of ground to farm using our irrigation. Through the local extension service and visiting farmers, our clubs will learn to care for the ground, use natural supplements and composting, while producing food for the orphan programs and for their own families.

What can I do to make a difference?

Choose a Child to Sponsor Today!

You can join the fight against Malaria by sponsoring a child. Your gift of $25 a month gives us access to a child and her family. Within our programs we are able to provide medical care, nutritious meals, supplemental food. We also have access to parents or guardians who can be taught sustainable farming methods and intervention strategies for fighting malaria.

 

Posted on April 25, 2014 .