Lack of a secure food source is a primary cause of vulnerability among Africa’s poorest children, driving many to incredibly dangerous survival practices. Young girls across Africa are daily selling their bodies just to secure a plate of food.
“When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14)
Hands at Work in Africa provides food security to the most vulnerable children through a combination of efforts: serving nutritious meals served at community care points, implementing large and small-scale community garden projects, teaching individual child-headed households the importance of and steps to gardening, and, when necessary, providing food parcels.
Hands at Work also strives to enable anyone who is able to earn an income to do so, either by providing or organizing childcare so that a single parent can go to work and provide for their children or by teaching a skill that can be used to make a living.
*millenium development goal #1