Today, 1 in 3 children worldwide live in severely water-stressed environments. The ripple of water vulnerability is food insecurity, and that insecurity can be felt around the globe. To battle those pressures, we have expanded our reach.
From the Maasai all the way to the Māori and a handful of other tribes in between, we are adapting what we know to serve those in need. Some new projects include scholarships and food security programs in New Zealand with the goal of using rainwater harvesting as an economic development tool for Mäori youth. Support for small communities in Nigeria allowed them to expand rainwater storage and begin using handmade greenhouses to ensure food availability. In Tanzania, food insecurity and an insurgence of failing seeds sold in local markets have us focusing on heirloom seed banking, emergency food distribution, and more large-scale greenhouses.
With each new project, we attach all that we have learned. No matter what language the need is spoken in, the answers always come back to the rain, the land, and the sincerity of listening.