It's not enough to simply fill the stomach and walk away. It's not enough to simply send food. This is why we partner with people who promote continued sustainability in these regions. What does that mean? It means that some of our partners are setting up schools, teaching the local people how to farm and ways to improve their health. They administer necessary emergency medicines and teach people about proper hygiene and basic first aid.
There are many efforts made to teach the local people how to advance so that they are never on the brink of starvation again. One such partner, Extollo International, is involved in job creation through their on-the-job training program. Individuals are schooled in the art of construction and graduate as builders ready to work and take care of their families.