Nearly one billion people around the world suffer from hunger because they don’t have enough to eat all year round. The majority of these people, like the families we work with live in very remote areas of Asia and Africa without the means or opportunity to speak out and change things for the better. Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations 2010.
We support very poor rural families to grow enough food so they don’t have to go hungry, to strengthen their voice so they can speak out against injustice and to earn enough money so they can find their feet.
By taking part in Curry for Change you can make a real difference by helping families to build a future free from hunger and poverty. Families like Mohharun and Sumitra’s.
Supporting women like Mohharun to grow enough food to feed their families and providing the opportunity to generate an income and build a future free from poverty.
“Through the project, five of us came together to take out a small loan to buy a water pump from the community group. Before, we were only growing one crop a year and never used to have enough to eat.
Now we grow crops all year round and have a surplus to sell in local markets. We also rent out the water pump to other farmers and earn 70R an hour (90p) from that and 16 farmers are benefiting from irrigation.
Now, we are able to do all that we couldn’t do before, and with my income, I’m able to educate my children.”
Mohharun Haron, India
Supporting Sumitra’s community to come together and address the issues that matter to them so they can begin to build a better future for their families.
“Through the project, things have changed so much. Before, we had no money. We could not even afford medicine when our children were sick. Now, we have been able to access loans and training in sustainable farming to improve our agriculture and our incomes. Before we were just growing wheat but now we have grow different crops and our family health has improved.
We are also helping our whole community. We are proud because our children are going to primary school, and a doctor is now visiting our village.
The fear is gone. We have courage now. We are making our children’s future.”
Sumitra Devi, India
To learn more about our work visit the Find Your Feet website.