Hunger, disease & poverty cause tremendous suffering.
FARM STEW Uganda
To successfully shape change, we continually work on the following projects.
The World Food Program estimates that of the world’s 795 million hungry people:
98% of them live in the developing world,
75% of them live in rural areas, and
70% of them rely on farming as their primary occupation.
Therefore, it is safe to say that the most vulnerable families are in rural villages and they are struggling to survive on what they can grow.
Most lack basic agricultural and nutritional knowledge that would help them thrive.
In response, FARM STEW started with a simple strategy to nourish children.
Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery. Women and children constitute the population with the highest vulnerability to these malnutrition issues. They often are the underlying cause of premature death. Rural children are often 45% more likely to die.
Nutritional deficiencies stem from a variety of factors including poor soils, sanitation, and low dietary diversity. FARM STEW addresses all these factors with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life.
Little Sarah below has indications of stunting and protein deficiency.
While the overall number of world’s extremely poor has been reduced in recent decades, the percentage of those living in Sub-Saharan Africa has grown from 17.4% to 27.7%.
Extreme poverty, measured at $1.90 per person per day, disproportionately affects children.
387 million, or 19.5% of the world’s children live in extreme poverty!
"In as much as you've done it to the least of these, you've done it unto Me"
Jesus in Matthew 25:40
That's why we are there and care.