A fantastic post written by @GregoryBarrow, the UK spokesman for World Food Programme in London, is featured in Huffington Post today that summarizes why we focus on Global Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
If we attain this goal by 2030, no one will go hungry anywhere in the world. Ending hunger in our lifetime will not be easy, but it is attainable. Creative forces are looking at innovative, new ways to approach distribution methods in the developing world. At Business Connect, we are doing our part to expand our international distribution network to the poorest of the poor. By reaching people in need at the bottom of the pyramid first, a major step out of poverty is by taken while improving people’s lives through access to clean and safe water and other life-enhancing renewable products.
“While it is easy to understand the needs of an orphaned child who is fleeing conflict or natural disaster, we still need to broaden our understanding of how to help those who may be living in a country at peace, but whose lives are still blighted by chronic hunger and under-nutrition.”
The sustainable movement in our work is empowering an individual in the community to create a small business selling bottled water or water filtration devices, solar lights or generators, or charging cellphones. We are focusing on women and young people who are eager to have additional income to better their future. Our model is replicable and it works.
No one should go hungry or thirsty. Get involved today.