Four areas of activities to foster the pleasure of eating
Developping Communities– Creating Hunger Free Zone –
Underlying hunger are the “issues to be addressed in each region,” such as low agricultural productivity or lack of access to education. In order to solve these issues, HFW selects supports necessary for the region from six domains including nutritional improvement, education, health and sanitation, economic empowerment, promotion of gender equality, and environment, and works with the local residents. The supports will be completed when the local residents become able to solve the issues on their own, making the region free from hunger. In addition, we aim to make the methods and achievements spread to the surrounding areas and moreover to all over the country.
The projects encompassing six domains
The cause of hunger differs from region to region, and many causes are tangled in a complicated manner. HFW conducts development projects combining six domains and solve the regional issues underlying hunger to promote the development of the region as we are making the utmost use of the regional resources and the ability of local residents.
Nutrition saves people’s lives and health. Adequate nutrition allows us to regain mental energy and physical strength, producing the power to create our own life.
Education is a foundation for development. Education allows us to acquire the knowledge to protect ourselves, and to develop our capabilities, thus widening choices in our life.
We can save many lives by providing safe water and medical service and spreading the knowledge of health and sanitation.
Acquiring skills to generate a steady income allows us to use money for nutritious food and education.
Redress discrimination and correct inequality against women. Social participation of women can improve the living of children, families, and communities.
Living in harmony with nature and protecting the environment allow us a sustainable development.
Community Development in Each Country
We conduct11 projects in 23 villages in three regions, such as nutrition improvement, management of primary schools, scholarship targeted for girls, support to cooperative, and promotion of organic farming. The development organization initiated by local residents was launched and the operation of development projects began in collaboration with the local administration.
We conduct six projects in Gbeto and its surrounding villages, including nutrition improvement, literacy education, the operation of kindergarten, the operation of mother and child health center, and support to cooperative. Regarding the kindergarten lunch project and the operation of mother and child health center, discussions began with the local administration aimed at independent management by local people.
We conduct seven projects in four villages in Kubri District, such as nutrition improvement, school lunch, livestock projects, repairing of well, and support to cooperative. Currently, trained facilitators of the projects are leading various projects.
We are engaged in activities in 25 villages of five parishes in Wakiso District. We conduct four projects such as tree plantation, well construction, nutrition improvement, and poultry. Local residents started activities independently. For example, they incorporated the cooperative and submitted a grant application by themselves.
Head office staff in charge of community development manage and support projects in each country. At the occasion of the on-site inspection to be conducted twice a year, we provide advice and skill, introduce best practices, and moreover conduct internal audit.