Food & Water Programs

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 [...]

Notes from the Field: Celebrating a Team Effort in Responding to Ethiopia’s Drought

By Tija Danzig The plane landed with a thud onto the dirt runway. I was told that the airport has only been here for a few years and was built in response to the growing humanitarian need in the region. The sighs of relief that echoed from across the airplane when we touched ground was [...]

PCI Named Top Finalist for P3 Impact Award

We’re thrilled to announce that our Satellite-Assisted Pastoral Resource Management (SAPARM) initiative has been named a top five finalist for the P3 Impact Award, which honors effective public-private partnerships that provide innovative and impactful work around the globe. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) and Google.org, PCI [...]

The Power of Porridge: Fighting Malnutrition With Local Ingredients

By Amy Ostrander Kou, a mother of seven, lives in Nimba County, Liberia, and like the rest of the nation, her community struggles with high rates of poverty and child malnutrition.[1] Mothers in Kou’s community share stories about children being small and failing to thrive, suffering from frequent diarrhea, and others who have reddish hair [...]

Inspiring Young Minds and Growing Knowledge with School Gardens

Accessing nutritious food isn’t readily available to everyone, and millions of children worldwide face food insecurity daily. A school meal is often the only guaranteed source of nutrition a student receives and this acts as a big incentive to keep them in the classroom. To develop their full potential, young students must have good nutrition [...]