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 [...]

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 [...]

Tackling Ethiopia’s Water Crisis with Partnership

In a guest blog post, Larry Bentley, Lead Volunteer with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), writes about partnering with Project Concern International (PCI) to tackle drought in rural Ethiopia. EWB-USA’s 16,800 members implement engineering projects worldwide to help empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Clean water is vital. It is a key to [...]