Food Security Success Stories
The gift of one father to his Family
In the small community of Colón Abajo, nestled within the Department of Jinotega in central Nicaragua, the climate is warm and dry, often referred to as “The Dry Zone.” This harsh environment makes it difficult to grow crops. Locals refer to the dry winter months as “La estación
October 15, 2016 – Today We Honor Rural Women
Did you know rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population?
In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, and produce, process and prepare much of the
Hand in hand with you, Doña Rosa and her son Juan have started down a path from relief to self-reliance.
Juan is the sixth child of his widowed mother Doña Rosa. Doña Rosa is one of the 576 beneficiaries receiving assistance from Esperança’s Sustainable Food Security Program because of your
It is easy to imagine a mother doing anything she could: traveling any distance, facing any threat and paying any price, in order to keep her children safe. What is hard to imagine is a mother working tirelessly only to find that she and her children are still not receiving
• 1 piece of fresh cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 4 tomatoes, finely chopped
• 2 cucumbers, finely chopped
• 1 onion (white or purple) medium, finely chopped
• 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
• 2 peppers (jalapeno or serrano),
Sowing Seeds of Hope
Imagine you are 56 years old and need to care for fifteen grandchildren. You have fifteen lives that are depending on you to have their best interest at heart and have the ability to provide for them. For anyone this would be a monumental task let alone for someone in
A Child Shall lead Them…
It’s back to school time. All around the world children are piling into school buses, excited to show off their new clothes, to break open their brand new school supplies and find out what this new year will hold. But high in the mountains of southern Bolivia, there’s a different kind of excitement. For these children, back to school means more than seeing old friends and meeting new teachers.
Teach a Man to Store a Fish?
When you think of the old saying, “Rather than give a man a fish you should teach him to fish”, do you ever think of where to store the fish? Food storage is something that most of us do not think twice about. However, most Mozambicans living in rural communities
Cacao… Transforming Lives?
What is the best way to learn something new? You learn from the best! Juan is one of the finest farmers in Jinotega, Nicaragua. He has dedicated his life to agriculture and the production of basic grains. At 63 years of age, his wife and 8 children support Juan in