Food Security

John Lokeno

It’s the rainy season, and the mountains near Alale, Kenya, are lush and green. Cows, sheep, and goats graze on the slopes that thousands of people call home. Those animals  and crops from the farms are being recognized as an opportunity. In the past, community development programs relied on outside resources. Now, however, a new Bible study, along with a church and community mobilization process, is teaching the community to recognize and use available resources.

Children's Feeding Program

The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Women in Development Groups carries out the Children's Feeding Program. The goal of the program is to rescue the lives of at-risk Malawian children under the age of five by providing monthly distributions of a high protein energy supplement. A child is considered rescued when his or her weight enters the normal weight-for-age range on the World Health Organization's health chart and stays there for three consecutive months.

Jeremy & Susan Beebout

Beyond the gates of the compound stretches a busy dirt road bordered by small shops, a warehouse, and many worn down mud-brick houses. This is just one corner of Niamey, Niger’s capital, where its one million residents are daily confronted with the challenges of climate, unemployment, and lack of basic necessities including food and basic health care. The compound is home to CADR, the development office of the Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger. Clinique Olivia is part of CADR, as well as a new nursing school and a guesthouse.

Adrian & Bernardeth Bobb-Kelly

A line of laughing students streams into the meal center at 11:30 a.m., eagerly inhaling the scents of fresh bread and steaming pots of rice and beans. The chatter from children, pastors, midwives, and volunteers dwindles as they offer a song of praise. The kids are heading to school after this lunch, and their seats will be filled by a second wave of students arriving after their morning class before going home.