Category Archives: Food Security

Molly’s World – Videos and Quiz – from the World Food Programme

Molly is a 13-year-old girl from the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s one of 20 million children around the world who receive a meal in school every day thanks to the World Food Programme.

Last year, the World Food Programme gave her a small video camera and asked her to record scenes from her daily life. Watch Molly’s World now and get to know this incredible young girl.

Once you’ve gotten to meet Molly, be sure take her quiz! For every quiz taken, WFP can provide one more nutritious meal for a child in school.

The Plight of Rural Women Discussed at the UN + Tweets from Day 1

Over the next few weeks the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women is holding high level talks about rural women. I tweeted during the opening session and general discussion. I have included some of my tweets along with pertinent tweets of others who shared information from Day 1.

I have a great interest in the plight of rural women as I was able to meet many in Kenya when I traveled to Africa last summer with ONE. In fact, I wrote about how collectives in dairy farming can better improve the lives of women living in rural Kenya. You can read my article, One Cow Can Change an Entire Community, on Care2.com.

Why We Should All Care About #Hunger.

Today high level talks took place at the World Food Programme’s Rome headquarters. Why? The Sahel region in western Africa is in dire threat of experiencing famine just like we are currently seeing in the Horn of Africa. Aid and humanitarian agencies are coming together to ensure they are ready for the impending food shortages that are being caused by food inflation costs, drought, conflict, and displacement.

Our friends at the World Food Programme are not only working to prevent hunger on the high level, but they are also on the ground feeding those in need of food, and are educating the masses about how important it is to ensure everyone has enough food to eat, no matter where a person lives on earth.

The World Food Programme is looking for a passionate supporter to highlight in their March newsletter that is sent to nearly a million people worldwide.

Take a few minutes and upload a video online telling the World Food Programme why you’re fighting hunger, and then share your link. If you would like to write a post instead, you can post a message here.

Be sure to upload your video or post your message by February 20 to be considered.