Food & Water Programs

An Insider’s Journey to Improving Food Security and Literacy in Tanzania

This story was originally published on USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) blog, highlighting the Feed the Future school-feeding program implemented by PCI. FAS caught up with Kara West, PCI Operations Officer, while visiting Tanzania to glean an insider’s perspective on the program.   Why did PCI begin this McGovern-Dole program in Tanzania?  PCI began implementing a [...]

Soap Stories: Tanzanian Students Take Health to the Next Level

When it came to health and hygiene, Buira primary school, a remote school in rural Tanzania, faced two major challenges. First, most of the 800 students didn’t wear shoes walking to school and throughout the day. Mrs. Fundikira, Buira’s Health Teacher, shared, “One of the biggest challenges we encountered during the past three years was [...]

World Food Day: Joining Together to End Hunger

World Food Day, on October 16, is a day of action where global communities join together to commit to ending hunger. In many areas of the world, hunger is a daily reality. Hunger and malnutrition trap people in a cycle of extreme poverty. There are 795 million undernourished people in the world today but hunger [...]

Innovative Partnership Fills Critical Information Gap

This blog was originally published in the Huffington Post as part of the P3 Impact Series, highlighting the work of finalists of the P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award recognizes highly effective public-private partnerships that have led to positive social impact.  By Chris Bessenecker The scorching, hot sun beams on the dry, arid landscape in [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Food Crisis, Humanitarian Aid, Hunger|

Study: Evaluating Women-led Saving Groups to Stay Resilient in Malawi

By Julia King In Malawi, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, agriculture is the primary industry and employs over 80 percent of the working age population. The country is now facing the worst drought its seen in 35 years and this challenge has led to dramatic crop failure and soaring food prices, with maize prices [...]