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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Power of Women to Advance Education

Every day, millions of children around the world don't go to school. There are many barriers that keep them from learning in the classroom. Parents and grandparents often don’t send their children to school because it’s too expensive. Covering the cost for school supplies, textbooks, uniforms and transportation can be a heavy burden for families [...]

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 [...]