Your donation not only serves up nutritious meals in schools and daycares, it also helps parents grow and sell food, earning the income they need to nourish their children and send them to school.
With every year of school, future earning potential increases dramatically. Your donation removes the barriers to education, especially for girls, giving children the chance of a poverty-free future.
The communities where we work are not looking for handouts – they are working toward change. Women’s self-help groups are just one great example of the sustainable, life-changing work your donation make possible.
Your online donation creates a better world for children by empowering parents, teachers and caregivers to implement sustainable change that has a lasting impact on children’s lives.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Early childhood education programs in La Paz, Bolivia provide daily meals, an excellent education and before- and after-school activities. Well-run, safe spaces with qualified educators provide parents with peace of mind, freeing them to earn incomes knowing their children are being cared for.
School and community gardens are vibrant, hands-on ways to connect students, teachers, Elders, and other community members with the source of healthy, nutritious food. Gardens build knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating. In autumn, in First Nations communities supported by CFTC, students enjoy reaping the harvest of their hard work to prepare and serve a meal to their Elders in celebration and thanks.
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.
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