Barira holds a bowl of nutritious moringa grown at her community garden. She leads the fight against child hunger with her local student government. Photo Credit: Talitha Brauer/Save the Children, 2016.

Barira holds a bowl of nutritious moringa grown at her community garden. She leads the fight against child hunger with her local student government.

Hunger and Livelihoods

Children are more likely to be healthy and educated when their families are not worried about where the next meal will come from. But in many rural parts of the world, families urgently need support to grow or buy a variety of foods for their children to thrive. To prevent children from going hungry and to improve their well-being, nutritious food must be available to families, and families must have the means to buy it.

Our Hunger and Livelihoods Programs

To help parents provide for their children's basic needs, Save the Children's Hunger and Livelihoods programs focus on improving the food supply, farming practices and finances of families in need.

  • We provide basic food staples to families following a natural disaster or emergency.
  • We teach parents about the importance of providing their children with the right variety of foods to prevent malnutrition.
  • We train small-scale farmers on how to prevent the loss of crops or livestock due to drought, floods or disease.
  • We guide family farmers on how to grow more nutritious foods, in larger quantities to eat or to sell, and how to raise animals for meat, eggs or milk.
  • We help families access basic financial products such as savings or insurance so they can persevere through challenging times, or start and expand their small businesses.

And, we give youth the skills to succeed — teaching them how to save and manage money, and providing training to get a job and/or build a business.

Explore Our Hunger and Livelihoods Programs

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