Food & Water Programs

School Feeding: Empowering and Sustaining a Community

School Feeding: Empowering and Sustaining a Community

For children living in Huari, Bolivia, attending school often means walking an hour to and from their homes on an empty stomach. Fortunately, working with local government, PCI entered into an agreement designed to help feed over 1,250 school children in 19 of the municipality’s schools – in both urban […]

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The Case for Clean Water

The Case for Clean Water

Did you know that Americans use at least 20 times the amount of fresh water per day than a person in the developing world? But unlike our water supply, theirs doesn’t flow clean and safe from a tap; it’s almost always collected by women and girls who can travel up […]

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November 19, 2013. World Toilet Day. This is Some Serious #$%^!

November 19, 2013. World Toilet Day. This is Some Serious #$%^!

November 19th 2013 is World Toilet Day, a day designed and designated by the United Nations to be a global annual observance. Sounds curious, right? A bit off color, perhaps? No. World Toilet Day is actually a compelling and compassionate campaign to help the 2.5 billion people in the world […]

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World Population Day: Enough Food for Everyone?

World Population Day: Enough Food for Everyone?

Global population has been consistently increasing since the beginning of mankind, and with great periods of technological development like the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s and today’s booming field of medical research focused on disease control and eradication, population growth rates have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, […]

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Walk for Water Declared a Success

Walk for Water Declared a Success

On April 28th, 2013, PCI hosted its 5th annual Walk for Water to acknowledge UN-sanctioned World Water Day. Over 500 students from 30 San Diego area schools, along with high-profile sponsors like Hoehn Land Rover, UPS, Rubios, and Road Runner Sport helped raise nearly $70,000 as well as awareness about […]

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School Fairs: Opportunities for Communities to Learn and Share

School Fairs: Opportunities for Communities to Learn and Share

PCI is currently implementing a three-year, USDA-funded Food for Education (FFE) program in six municipalities of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. A principal activity of the program is to facilitate school fairs that have grown to be a popular platform for students, parents, teachers, municipal authorities, and even local business people to meet and […]

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PCI Opens the Door to Steven Wasira School

PCI Opens the Door to Steven Wasira School

Along the Serengeti border, in northern Tanzania, about 40 km from the nearest town of Bunda lives the Taturu Tribe. The people of this tribe are pastoralists, relying on subsistence hunting for their livelihoods, the majority living below poverty. This rural area is characterized by high rates of malnutrition where 31% […]

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PCI Salutes Senator George McGovern’s Work for the Global Poor

PCI Salutes Senator George McGovern’s Work for the Global Poor

With the recent passing of Senator George McGovern, we commend his tireless efforts to improve the education, health and livelihood of children around the world. The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program has been providing food to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children for over a […]

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World Food Day: A Deeper Look into PCI’s Impact

World Food Day: A Deeper Look into PCI’s Impact

By Nicole Remmel, PCI Intern For over 35 years, PCI has provided food aid, food security, agricultural development, emergency assistance and hunger mitigation development programming to people in Africa, Asia and the Americas. The success of these programs is measured by both the large- and small-scale impacts they have on communities and […]

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PCI Staff Blog: Creative Recycling in Guatemala

by Christina Gagliardi, PCI Staff This spring I traveled to Guatemala and had the pleasure of accompanying my colleagues to visit five schools that participate in PCI’s USDA-funded Food for Education program. I was amazed at all that has been accomplished by the team in the little over 12 months since the project […]

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