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Food Security Success Stories

Organic Farming Combatting Pesticide Poisoning in Bolivia

Pesticide Exposure in Bolivia The use of pesticides has increased during the past decades, also increasing the risk of exposure to toxic pesticides that can cause detrimental health effects in the future. This is of special concern among farmers in low-to-middle-income countries that may lack proper training in the safe […]

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Health is Being Solar-Powered in the Peruvian Andes

Martin Quispe Paucar and his wife Felipa have four beautiful children: Joel, Yefre, Yanit, and Herlinda. The family belongs to the Q’eros Nation of Peru, an indigenous Quechua group known as the last living descendants of the Incas. They live a humble life, one of hard work dedicated to breeding […]

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María is Combatting Malnutrition with Nature’s Medicine

A Miracle Child When your baby is sick, you feel so helpless. You just pray that somehow the fever will break, their energy will return, and their pained cries will turn to coos. María felt this anxiety all too often. She is a small-scale farmers in rural Bolivia. After years […]

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Márcia’s Triplets Overcome Hunger in Mozambique

Watching your baby take her first step. Hearing her say “mama.” Few of life’s joys compare to seeing your child reach these early milestones. But a lack of food all but robbed Márcia and her triplets of these simple pleasures. Márcia’s girls were nearly a year old when our partner […]

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Rosa’s Story | Why These Kids in Peru Love Veggies

Can you imagine growing a garden at 14,000 feet? That’s over two and a half times as high as the elevation of Denver, Colorado. At that altitude, Bernabe and Rosa of Chuachua, Peru were struggling to raise alpacas and grow enough potatoes to feed their family of eight. Mountain growing […]

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Arming Parents in the Battle Against Malnutrition | Bolivia

Chronic Malnutrition in Rural BoliviaIn Bolivia, 16% of children under the age of 5 struggle with chronic malnutrition, a condition that develops when they do not eat the correct balance of nutrients in the first 1,000 days of life. Both brain and body growth failure can occur, also called “stunted […]

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The Dreams (Turned Reality) of Moisés Barrientos

Irrigation Equals Opportunity in This Small Peruvian Village Moisés Barrientos is one of the long-lived directors of Pantipata Incahuasi, a community in the Abancay region of Peru. He has served as president of Pantipata several times and is now an active participant on the Community Engagement Committee. “Community participation is […]

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National Nutrition Month | March 2022

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development DirectorMarch is a great time to pay a little extra attention to our eating habits as we celebrate National Nutrition Month. Perhaps you set some intentions at the beginning of the year to improve your health by changing what you […]

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A Peruvian Home Warmed by Love

At 14,763 feet above sea level, the Andes could never be described as balmy. But in recent years, the cold the Q’eros Nation deals with day after day has grown more severe.“Because of climate change, the cold is more intense,” says Ycton, a young Q’ero leader and father of two, […]

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