More than 1 billion people in the world live on less than a dollar a day and 800 million people need long-term food solutions. The cycle of poverty is strong and many regions in the world will reach the brink of a hunger crisis unless they are given the tools to provide for themselves.
Some of ADRA’s biggest tools to fight poverty and hunger come in tiny packages. Chicks, goats, or lambs from an animal bank, as well as seeds and agricultural training, play a part in our disaster risk reduction programs and can set a household or farm up for success that can last generations. Women in particular feel the effects of entering a marketplace previously closed to them, providing dependable income and self-reliance to them and their children.