Feeding families during Zimbabwe drought
Posted by Emily Lansdell on October 4, 2019

In the Chigodora Village of Zimbabwe, people from nearby communities gathered there around a 40-foot container truck to receive a recent shipment of 265,000 manna pack rice meals. Partnering with the non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children, we used your donations to fund this shipment to this region. Currently, Zimbabwe is experiencing one of its worst droughts in more than 40 years. Starvation is a very real threat. Several members of the community expressed their thankfulness for the meals during this time of food shortage and economic instability.

“The food was a big help to my family,” said Rose Jere. “The manna pack meals have reduced hunger. I even prepare the meals and send the food in the children’s lunch for school.”

We are so thankful to Agriculture Trainer, John Dube, who managed the meals distribution in this area. In the future, adequate training in the use of raised planting beds with compost and drip irrigation will help to make these communities better prepared for similar droughts. Agriculture education is the key to providing families with the ability to feed themselves in all seasons.

“Those who are giving to these efforts are the difference between death and life," said Dube. "Indeed you are world changers. The lives of all those who benefited will never be the same."

To learn more and get involved in fighting global hunger through agriculture education in Zimbabwe and other developing countries, CLICK HERE. You can also DONATE ONLINE to provide food relief and education programs.