Lack of food security is a major problem in sub-Saharan Africa where millions of children go hungry every day. Malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths causing children to be smaller and more likely to die from ordinary infections and have poor brain development. Many farmers struggle to grow enough food for their families on their small tracts of land, and the situation is made worse by severe and lengthy droughts affecting the continent.
WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING
We support programs that assist small farmers, who are frequently women, by teaching them best practices, providing them with seeds and seedlings, and in some cases purchasing their crops which
WHERE AND WHO WE WORK WITH
We are working in 16 countries to provide safe and loving homes to over 200 children.
For nearly two decades, Bread and Water for Africa® partners operating on the grassroots level in African villages and local communities have been working to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. This includes the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care, as well as education so that they can built better lives as they enter adulthood.
Our partners include:
OUR IMPACT IN 2016
In Sierra Leone, 500 female farmers from local villages in rural areas of the country benefited by Faith Healing Development Organization’s agricultural support program which provided them with cassava seedlings to grow the nutritious tuber plant on their small tracts of land to feed their families.
In Kenya, the Baraka Farm Practical Dairy Training Program provided 162 local dairy farmers with information on how to increase milk production in their small herds through classes and hands-on training in calf rearing, milking and milk hygiene, and Napier grass management.
Over the past few weeks, communities across the globe have been faced with challenge after challenge! Weather emergencies here in the United States and Sierra Leone have hurt so many that live in the path of these destructive storms. Once again, from all of us at...read more
Devastating flooding and mudslides have hit Sierra Leone washing away entire communities on the outskirts of Freetown. Bread and Water for Africa® is responding to this emergency. Days of torrential rain have created terrifying mudslides in northern Sierra Leone,...read more
All because of our supporters, Bread and Water for Africa 2016 highlights include: School construction completed in Cameroon 74 orphaned children found a loving home in Kenya 1,006 students received primary and secondary school education in Sierra Leone 146 children...read more