Message from Tamara Miller
Nothing is more basic to human well-being than having enough nutritious food to eat. When you're fighting hunger, illness and fatigue make it more difficult to grow food or work, starting a vicious cycle for millions of people around the world.
2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. While we enjoy the bounty of foods we have access to, I'm working to support Mercy Corps' commitment to help hardworking families yield more food and income from their local soils.
When food shortages occur, Mercy Corps fights hunger by distributing vouchers, cash or emergency rations, working with local suppliers to speed delivery, save money and boost local economies. They focus on long-term solutions that build food security now and for the future. They help farmers manage their land, increase their harvests and diversify crops to produce a larger, more nutritious, and stable food supply. By teaching nutrition and hygiene, they ensure families can utilize their resources to boost their health. And we connect farmers with new markets and introduce more efficient methods of tending productive livestock and processing and storing crops to increase incomes for years to come.
Help me plant the seeds of growth!
$13 trains a farmer in Myanmar to grow vegetables efficiently, allowing them to grow $200 worth of crops each season
$20 provides 2 years of training to farmers in Eastern Congo to produce nutritious foods
$35 creates a vegetable garden for one family in Guatemala
$50 buys improved varieties of nutmeg, clove or cocoa plants to improve farmer livelihoods in Eastern Indonesia
$72 provides one month of support to cultivate pepper crops for a vulnerable family in Columbia
Your gift will go to the Humanitarian Response fund, which is used to fight hunger and help people in need around the world.