To get their crops to market, farmers in the village of Dahilig once had to carry them over a narrow foot trail through marshy grassland. Then, a community-led effort supported by MCC broadened and paved the path; it now accommodates bikes with sidecars for speedier, making for less strenuous crop delivery.
In Ethiopia, 60 women’s self-help groups are reaping the benefits and cost savings of feeding their chickens highly nutritious duckweed instead of factory-processed, vitamin-enriched feed. Women participants, in addition to learning from and supporting each other, save money to pursue business prospects.
In Ghana, where water pollution is a consequence of mining, it's up to citizens to exercise their rights to minimize the effects mining has on both water and soil. But many are unaware of these rights or how to exercise them. Local champions, trained by Feed the Future, are changing that by holding workshops on these rights for rural women and men.
After her toddler was hospitalized for wasting, Zawadi Paulo was able to meet one-to-one with a nutrition specialist and a community health worker as part of a program in Tanzania to improve the nutritional status of children and their mothers. Thanks to these meetings, Paulo now knows how to keep her daughter healthy and strong.
After struggling to establish itself in a male-dominated industry, an all-women dairy cooperative completed its journey to operating a full-fledged business by building a pasteurization plant with Feed the Future support. The dairy, which sells yogurt and other products to local markets, is now looking into nationwide distribution and helping to fight against hunger and poverty