In a remote village called Chalinze in Tanzania, the boy pictured here is showing off his first invention.
Using nothing but old plastic bottles, a stick and some string, this child crafted an ingenious toy car to race around with his friends and neighbors.
This is the kind of creativity that good nutrition can inspire. Thanks to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), this boy and his family are one of more than 250 households receiving enough food to survive and thrive.
Through an innovative Food For Work project, WFP has been working with the Chalinze community to construct more than 4 miles of irrigation canals in the drought-prone region. So far, the project has more than doubled the area's irrigated farmland, from 42 acres to 102 acres, allowing families like his to reap larger harvests.
Something as simple as a toy car. This is what hope looks like.