We are committed to the long-term health and livelihood of our children and recognise that food aid alone can be an unsustainable approach to chronic malnutrition.
We know that the food we provide is necessary to fill the nutrition gap that is so prevalent in this part of the world, but we also recognise the long term effect food aid has on a dependant culture.
We therefore seek sustainable options that encourage and empower the communities we work with. We also seek to support the local market and make every effort to partner with local suppliers.
Because of the covid 19 lockdown, we have been unable to fundraise which has resulted in a significant drop in our income. We are very sad to announce that we have to cut the number of villages we feed in from five to three, with the very painful reality that 57 children will now go without food every day. It is their only lifeline and one which we never, ever wanted to cut. We are truly sorry for the devastating impact this will have on the children.