A joint venture between WFP and the Ethiopian government is enabling chronically food-insecure communities to rehabilitate the environment and generate sustainable income that improves livelihoods.
When WFP empowers women, the results are stunning. In Ethiopia, women are learning agricultural practices that give them both food and income security. With the extra food they grow, they're able to buy household goods and provide for their children.
Without access to clean water, women aren't able to grow the crops they desperately need to feed their families and strengthen their communities. By simply building the facilities to hold water, WFP is creating a solution that will last.
With surpluss crops and roads built to connect villages, women can access the market place and create income for themselves and their families. This not only provides them with a sense of pride, it lets them build better homes and invest in their children's education.
When children are able to learn to read and write they gain the ability to escape from the cycle of hunger. And, with school meals provided by WFP there's an even greater incentive for parents to send their children to school.