2013 Food Assistance Programs

 

Country

Type of Project

Matched through CFGB

Summary

 

 

 

 

Afghanistan

Food Assistance

 

Yes

This is a project that touches on agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, livestock, and income generation. The work is taking place in Laghman Province, and 2013 is the final year of the three year program.  Our work will benefit 1,035 people.

According to local government estimates, Laghman Province is the worst affected province hit by war and drought. Adverse conditions have eroded not just the agricultural infrastructure but local horticulture as well. Internal displacement of farmers, widespread destruction and lack of maintenance of rural infrastructure, has created high levels of food insecurity in the province. Lack of resources, limited expertise and unfavorable weather conditions have also played a part in limiting economic productivity.

This project includes activities like distribution of agricultural inputs, cash-for-work, veterinary trainings and maintenance of canals/ karez system. Veterinary Field Units are to be established to run vaccination, treatment and de-worming activities. Selected female beneficiaries are to receive animal husbandry and poultry trainings, in order to include them in development activities and improve their livelihood.  Demonstration orchards and nurseries are also featured in the project intervention plan.

 

Bangladesh

In-School Feeding

Yes

This is a feeding program taking place in a pre-primary school.  4,500 children ages 4-6 will receive this food at school sites.

This program has a goal to provide nutritional support through the preparation and feeding of blended cereal called CSB when the children arrive at school in the morning.  The pre-schools where this project will take place cater to children from vulnerable families.  Most of the parents are illiterate and have not had the opportunity to have formal education.  They are day labourers and find it difficult to feed their children.  Bangladesh has no pre-primary school for children aged 4-7 years and when children from these vulnerable families are admitted in the primary schools they are unable to cope with the most basic lessons being taught.  Due to this the majority of these children are forced out of the education system every year.  Attendance at one of the pre-primary schools run by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh prepares these young children to go to primary school.   Hunger is also a big hindrance for these children.  While they can attend pre-primary school, it is difficult for them to pay attention and learn due to hunger.  The high protein fortified cereal they receive at pre-primary school promotes good mental and physical growth.  Once the children are admitted into grade one, they will be involved in the country wide primary school feeding program provided through Unicef, World Food Program and the Bangladesh Government.  This project supports the Bangladesh Government’s focus on child education and helps ensure that vulnerable children have the same opportunities to receive an education as other children. 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Food assistance for displaced families

Yes

Reaches 1,000 families who are providing shelter for people who have been displaced due to civil conflict. The overall objective of this program is to improve food security (and reduce vulnerability) for recently displaced people returning to Nyiragongo in eastern Congo by supplying families with one month’s ration of food assisting them to cope as they get re-established in their homes. These beneficiaries have been selected amongst most recently returned IDP families with severely malnourished persons and high vulnerability such as female-headed households, those with pregnant women, mothers with babies, the handicapped and elderly.

This program ended in March 2013

Haiti

On-site Feeding Program

No

We provide funding to serve two meals a week to around 1,500 youth and children.   

Three times a week, we serve pasta at school as a breakfast during our first recess around 9h30 am to 420 children. The teachers and the staff eat as well.  Each child has a plastic Tupperware style bowl with his/her name.  Some of the girls who graduated with Child Care Plus cook and serve the meals at school. 

 

Haiti

Agricultural Cooperative

No

The Duchity region, although subtropical, has been exposed to climactic risk due to deforestation. In addition, the region is often exposed to hurricane damage and periods of drought and flooding. The region was impacted by massive displacement of populations as a result of the earthquake in January 2010. Local households played host to displaced populations putting increasing pressure on their already meagre resources.  As a result food insecurity and declining agricultural production are huge issues in Duchity and community members lack the education and skills to address these issues. This project seeks to enhance the capacity of beneficiaries through agricultural training and distribution of inputs to provide improved agricultural skills and resources to improve and diversify yields and better equip families to meet household food needs. Cooperative management training will strengthen small enterprise; help beneficiaries to work together better and increase the availability of food products in the local market. Through this project it is expected that new skills will remain with women and men in the communities and continue to improve their food security and their quality of life long after the project ends.

Honduras

In-school Feeding

Yes

Three schools will benefit from this new program.  Located in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras, the targeted location for this in-school feeding program is on the outskirts of the city, in the mountains, and is one of the poorest urban areas in Honduras.  The residents of the area initially settled here after Hurricane Mitch destroyed their homes in 1998.   Families in Buena Vista, Nueva Capital and Mary Flakes de Flores live on 2 to 3 dollars a day and unemployment is rampant.  In addition to the poverty and food insecurity, the neighbourhoods are plagued by gang violence and few children stay in school long enough to graduate from Grade 6 as they are lured into the gang subculture with offers of food and money.  This proposed program seeks to supplement the Government of Honduras’ commitment to providing 3 months of food annually to impoverished schools by providing 7 months of daily feeding thereby increasing/maintaining school attendance throughout the school year and improving cognitive functions.   

Kenya

Food Aid

No

Monthly feeding program sponsorship – Ngei, Kibera, Kariobangi

Kenya

Food Aid

No

Food Assistance  –  Pregnant mothers/ under 5’s due to chronic malnutrition in Turkana

Kenya

Food Aid

No

Through our local partner, we assisted 500 widows and children in Marsabit, Kenya with emergency food aid (maize, beans and oil) for one month.  These households were identified by their village leaders as among the most vulnerable.  This project was complete in April 2013.

Kenya

Food Aid

Yes

This project was completed at the end of March 2013.  The failure of short rains and long rains in the Coastal and Northern regions of Kenya, had left close to 2.3 million people facing severe food shortages. Our partner, CRWRC, responded with food assistance programming to address this need in Kilifi, Kwale, and Taita-Taveta.  This project will provide a 50% ration to 7,400 households for a period of 6 months.  By the end of the project it is expected that the successful short-rains will have alleviated the food shortages and accompanying high food prices, stabilizing food insecurity in the country.

Kenya

Food Security

No

Livestock program for widows…family health

Niger

Food Aid

Yes

Saving Livelihoods. Food rations, seeds & tools

Niger

Food Aid

Yes

Food Assistance – Bangui & Koira Tigi communities

Pakistan

Food Security

Yes

IDP Food Security Peshewar - Food Security – Livelihoods

Pakistan

Food Aid

Yes

Food Aid for Flood Affected Victims in Sindh. Emergency food rations (12,200 families)

Restricted Un-named Country

Food Assistance

No

Support to local church in set up and maintenance of nutrition program to senior citizens.  Prepared food is delivered to homes.

This is a pilot project in one location and involves start up funding and food commodities for 6 months.

     In this country there are increasing numbers of elderly people trying to survive alone as their adult children have escaped to other countries. There is no social network that addresses the needs of the elderly and many are forced to beg or slowly starve to death. The government pension is approximately $5 monthly. The opportunity is at hand for the church to make a difference in their communities by showing the compassion of Christ to those in need.  This project provides a healthy meal 3 times weekly to vulnerable, often housebound individuals suffering from or at risk of malnutrition.  Trained volunteers prepare and deliver the meals.  In addition to the actual food provided, the volunteers also offer comfort, spiritual guidance and much needed company to the recipients as they spend time with them.

     The project is combined with a small business venture set up and leased out by the host church. The proceeds of this small business venture is used to pay a salary to the vendor and purchase the food needed for the meals.  We envision that the result of this project will not only impact the lives of the beneficiaries, but also enable the church to reach into the community as they demonstrate the compassion of Christ.  It is the hope of the national church that the project will prove successful and be a model that can be replicated in other churches with the desire to impact the community around them.

Uganda

 

Yes

Climate change and food security in Karamoja, Uganda benefitting 21,000 individuals.

• Community meetings about climate change

issues and the impact on farming

• Teaching “Conservation Agriculture”

• Distributing seedlings and cassava cuttings to 900 households

• Training farmers on crop rotation and rain water harvesting

• Equipping 900 households with hand hoes and watering cans

Zambia

Demonstration farming and training

No

Food Security – Demonstration Farm / Agriculture Training for 3,000 people at Trans Africa College

Zimbabwe

Food Security at ERDP school gardens

No

Food Security – Agricultural Recovery in southern Zimbabwe benefitting 2,000 people

Zimbabwe

Food Aid

No

CCP Feeding Program to benefit 120 people at Alpha Cottages

Zimbabwe

In School Feeding

Yes

Daily feeding of 17,400 children in 35 schools in Tshlotsho & Esibobvu

Zimbabwe

On-site feeding program

Yes

HIV / AIDS – Nutrition Program.  On-site feeding with Anti Retroviral drugs benefitting 600 people

 

 

 

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