Help Build a Community Food Bank in Rural Uganda

 
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Help Build a Community Food Bank in Rural Uganda

Help Build a Community Food Bank in Rural Uganda
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Construction of a food bank

Construction of a food bank
After being trained in construction skills, local people work together to build the structure. This work includes clearing fields and making bricks. Volunteer labor has a value of at least 20% of the cost of the food bank. The banks are located at what we call “epicenters”: community centers where local people gather to develop programs that meet basic needs. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women carrying grain to be stored in the food bank

Women carrying grain to be stored in the food bank
Food for the bank is grown by community farmers; a majority of them are women. (view small | med | large | orig)

Interior of a food bank

Interior of a food bank
Food is kept safe, dry and free from pests. Food banks are long lasting structures that will serve the community for years. Because local people build the structure themselves, they are able to maintain it without any outside assistance. (view small | med | large | orig)

Small farmer with grain in a food bank

Small farmer with grain in a food bank
Small farmers can store seeds and grain for future use. If food prices suddenly fall, farmers can store excess harvest there until prices rise again. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children at a THP epicenter

Children at a THP epicenter
Epicenters sustainably transform a community. Because local people invest significant time and energy in every stage of establishing an epicenter, they are committed to its success. After several phases over 5 years, the community becomes self-reliant, operating its programs without any need for assistance from The Hunger Project. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ugandan President meeting Microfinance partners

Ugandan President meeting Microfinance partners
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Kids Laughing

Kids Laughing
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Animator explains grafting of fruit tree seedlings

Animator explains grafting of fruit tree seedlings
Photo from Progress Report 'Uganda Board Report, April 2011' (view small | med | large | orig)

WHO tippy tap demonstration at epicenter

WHO tippy tap demonstration at epicenter
Photo from Progress Report 'Uganda Board Report, April 2011' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Kimberly Worsham

Foundations Associate
New York, New York United States

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