FOOD AND WATER

One in eight people in the world do not have enough to eat or clean water to drink. Many poor farmers are unable to grow enough food to feed their own families, much less sell for additional income. That’s why Sister 2 Sister Inc. is seeking to partner with communities to address immediate food  and water needs — but also to grow sustainable food for the future.

Our role

Sister 2 Sister Inc. strives to tackle hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places. Sister 2 Sister Inc. have been developing  practical, sustainable solutions that will transform lives. We will combine our experience with local knowledge.

 

Why hunger?

Sister 2 Sister Inc. knows hunger affects everything for the world’s poorest people. We believe no one should have to live with hunger and the damage it does. That is why Sister 2 Sister is working for a world in which no one dies due to hunger. Hopefully we can provide quality-organic, nutritious food.

The problem of hunger..

Hunger is the world’s biggest health problem – 870 million people do not have enough to eat and 98% of them live in developing countries. Sister 2 Sister Inc. believes that no one should have to live with hunger and the damage it does.

Tough choices

Hunger forces people to make tough choices that push them further into poverty: parents take their children out of school to work; families eat seeds that should be preserved for the next harvest. Lack of food also jeopardizes the well-being of families: mothers are forced to reduce the number of meals children eat; families replace nutritious foods like vegetables and beans for staples like and corn.

Long-term effects

The long-term effects of hunger go beyond health. Poor nutrition leads to poor performance in school and fewer opportunities. Children’s brains will not fully develop and their bodies will be stunted. This has a devastating and harmful effect on families, communities and countries. Malnutrition increases disease by weakening the immune system, making it vulnerable to the effects of diarrhea, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV and AIDS.

Hunger is not an incurable disease or an unavoidable tragedy. We can make sure no child goes without food. We can stop mothers from starving themselves to feed their families. We can save lives. We can do all of this, if we are prepared to do something about it.