Our work took on new role in 2022 when we were asked by locals to provide emergency food basics for some the of families and community members suffering from acute hunger. The area where we operate includes a full range of climates – from desert-like topography to forests near the entrance to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Some of these villages are experiencing severe drought as shown in these photos. As a result, the poorest of families (most often without two parents) cannot feed their children even one meal a day.

Working with school and social service authorities, EdPowerment now manages a food assistance program for the families of those students demonstrating malnourishment… and for some of their neighbors. Only through our help can these young people have the strength and focus to learn. Rains are not predictable, but we will continue this service until conditions for planting and livestock production improve.