You can help families like Priscilla’s fight food insecurity
With your support, we can fight food insecurity in Zimbabwe
Climate change is presenting unprecedented challenges for people living in the most vulnerable and remote communities in Zimbabwe.
Last year, an intense dry spell meant that many families were unable to produce sufficient crops, with many at risk of extreme hunger.
This is an issue that is affecting not just Zimbabwe but also the most vulnerable communities across the world. Today, more than 828 million people are experiencing hunger.
For farming families like Priscilla’s, the extreme drought means that their traditional ways of farming cannot produce enough crops.
With the support of Caritas Hwange, Priscilla learnt Gachompo – conservation farming. This technique means that minimum rainfall is sufficient to support growth of her crops as it ensures better water retention by the soil.
With her new-found knowledge, Priscilla was able to grow a bumper harvest in her first year practicing conservation farming.
“We are very happy to have been introduced to conservation farming. Even for those who have no knowledge of it, we try to assist them. That’s why we work in groups,” Priscilla said.
Priscilla also used the funds from her harvest to start poultry farming, where she can sell eggs to pay for her grandchildren’s school fees, books and stationery. The poultry farming provides a safety net for Priscilla and her family during times of hardship, like the current drought.
Today we have knowledge and skills that we didn’t have before and are able to use to earn a living.
You can change lives today, and For All Future Generations
Priscilla’s story is just one example from Project Compassion, demonstrating the powerful impact that each one of us can have For All Future Generations.
Your support extends far beyond the present and impacts the lives of vulnerable communities for generations to come.
While the situation in Zimbabwe and across eastern Africa remains dire, your support means that Priscilla can learn the techniques, tools and resources she needs to build resilience and support her family during this current food crisis. It means that her grandchildren can remain healthy, access food and clean water, and keep attending school.
Your generous donation today can help families like Priscilla's who are facing the challenges of food insecurity and climate change.