Across the island of Jamaica, areas once covered with shade trees and lush fruit trees are shockingly barren. Deforestation can ravage communities over time when people living in poverty and lacking other resources cut down trees in their desperate search for wood to cook with and build shelter. After years of tree felling, with no […]
Representatives from our partner organization in Honduras, CEPUDO, picked us up at the airport and were thrilled to tell us we were immediately going to visit a new project. CEPUDO President Linda wanted to surprise us, so she kept us in suspense for the entire ride. A few hours outside of San Pedro Sula, we […]
What can fly 15 miles per hour, loves flowers and supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? It’s the humble honeybee! What better day to celebrate honeybees and beekeepers than May 20, World Bee Day? Bees play an essential role in sustainable agriculture and beekeeping is a key provider of jobs in rural communities. Many small-scale […]
In a remote area of Guyana where the literacy rate is low and food insecurity is high, the residents of Baramita Village hold onto hope. Food For The Poor donor-supported projects recently implemented in Baramita include the Food Security Project and a new library with a specific focus on supporting the education of children ages […]
Matt Herzel is Food For The Poor’s very talented Multimedia Developer. He traveled to Haiti earlier this year, where he saw how FFPs reforestation efforts are making barren landscapes fruitful once again. By Matt Herzel Travel from the Dominican Republic across the border into Haiti and two things immediately strike you: the beautiful, rugged hills, […]
By Robby Brumberg I just read a press release from our PR team about a new Food For The Poor Fishing Village initiative in Honduras. Kind donors are equipping local fishing cooperatives in Omoa and Puerto Cortes with new boats, motors, and other fishing equipment to help them increase their catch. It’s uplifting to hear […]
A Champion For The Poor recently funded a chicken farm project and, in turn, changed the life of a man named Gerald. Gerald had been working small gardening jobs, but was having trouble earning enough to support his family. Since receiving chickens and a coop as part of the farming project, he has begun to […]
In South Florida, college students are organizing campus events to commemorate World Food Day in partnership with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor.