Food and Water for Gaza

 
$5,083
$19,917
Raised
Remaining
Jun 29, 2009

Gaza Program - Food for Training

CHF has been working in the West Bank and Gaza since 1994. Since 2005 we have been blending our expertise with the UN World Food Programme’s resources to provide assistance to the region’s poorest families. The Gaza Strip has experienced intractable instability and conflict for years. CHF’s Food for Work program focuses on the rehabilitation of vital services such as road maintenance, agricultural activities and water system maintenance among others. Workers contribute 20 hours of work in exchange for 120 kg of food including five basic staples. CHF’s work with the World Food Programme has also expanded to cover the three main governorates of the West Bank. The Food for Training program works to ensure that women are adequately represented among those receiving food and aims to ensure that they are the prime recipients of food packages. They receive training that focuses on health, nutrition and income generation activities which gives them the opportunity to help their families and benefits the community as a whole. Since 2004, over 210,000 Palestinians have benefited from food, workforce development and training in the program, enabling them both to feed their families and also gain vocational skills essential to finding employment that will allow them to direct their own lives.

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Erin Mote

Manager of Resource Development
Silver Spring, MD United States

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