Food & Community Development
The broken nature of the world is evident in places of extreme poverty. The world’s poorest suffer disproportionately from the inequitable distribution of wealth and resources. They experience hunger, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate housing. Education for their children is poor or non-existent.
A health crisis may force families to incur debts that they are unable to repay. They are often exposed to violence with the worst impact on children and women.
CBM community development and food projects address the painful realities of poverty as part of the witness of local churches. Microcredit loan programs provide training and resources. Literacy initiatives create opportunities for empowerment. Sustainable agricultural methods help farmers to increase crop production and restore soil. Water projects are used to improve health and to provide irrigation for food crops. Nutrition training helps mothers ensure that their children have essential nutrients for healthy development.
CBM development programs are an expression of the gospel command to love one’s neighbour in the same proportion as we care for our own needs.