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Nearly one in four people in Africa go to bed hungry
We help African children living in poverty by unlocking their potential through community-led action.Your Donation
Community-led agricultural training and extension services help increase crop productivity, boost resilience to climate change, and create sustainable income from agriculture. Smallholder farm families are better able to feed their families consistently, despite the challenges imposed by a harsh and changing climate. Agricultural inputs and training help improve food security for hundreds of thousands of people through CFTC-supported programming in northern Ghana and the Eastern Amhara Region of Ethiopia.
Community Capacity Building
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Village Savings and Loan Associations, Self-Help Groups and other micro-finance initiatives provide participants – primarily women – with business and marketing skills, knowledge of credit and savings, and the means to earn and control their own income. Groups like these enable parents to increase their household earnings and engage in sustainable livelihoods, resulting in lasting, community-led change that ultimately helps improve children’s nutrition and health.
In-school feeding programs remain a foundational element of CFTC’s work in Uganda. Providing healthy, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks keeps children in school and helps them learn effectively when there. In impoverished and food-insecure communities, school nutrition programs alleviate the immense burden on parents to provide for their children, allowing for more equitable distribution of scarce household resources and reducing hunger among the most vulnerable.
Our work in Ethiopia provides integrated education, nutrition and water/sanitation support for children with an income-generation component for parents. Initiatives include in-school feeding and the provision of school supplies and fees. Our programs have been implemented in Ethiopia by our local partner Mission for Community Development Program (MCDP) since 1999.
Our programs in Ghana focus on school infrastructure such as the construction of classrooms and teacher accommodations. In-school feeding programs for kids and agricultural and livelihood training for adults are also integral parts of the program. We’ve worked in Ghana’s Northern Region since 1999 with long-term partner Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS).
We’ve been working in Uganda since 1991 supporting orphans and vulnerable children. Our programs concentrate on providing better access to schools and keeping children well-fed and healthy through in-school feeding and healthcare initiatives. Initiatives are delivered in partnership with Huyslink Community Initiative (HUYSLINCI) and Uganda Community-Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC).
We’re an independent, secular development agency founded and operating in Canada since 1986.
We are proud to have been named, for the second consecutive year, one of the Charities of the Year 2017 by the Financial Post.
We’re also honoured to have been one of the first charities to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and to have been awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.
Our financials are independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donations.
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