Food Security

Food Security & Economic Opportunity

Skill building

Worldwide, billions of people lack the key nutrition and economic opportunities to live productive, healthy lives. Nutritious fruits and vegetables in many countries are simply too expensive or not available at all, leaving many to be undernourished.

Vulnerable communities are thus stuck in a brutal cycle of hunger, unable to provide for themselves and their families. Children often suffer the greatest effects, dealing with lifelong challenges such as developmental delays, health issues, and disease.

The global hunger crisis is immense, but it can be defeated. We work alongside local communities to implement agriculture projects, such as small-scale poultry farms that create viable sources of income. 

We also provide vocational training to empower women with self-sufficiency and economic independence. Many women in rural communities work as domestic workers and agricultural laborers without any avenues of growth. We provide opportunities for these women to hone their skills and learn to rely on themselves.

Holding coffee beans in hands

1 in 9

People are Hungry

821 Million

People are Undernourished Globally


of Africa's Population is Undernourished

Located in a largely agricultural region in Central Uganda, Ntunda Village struggles from inconsistent crop production and food scarcity. Without reliable economic opportunities, many villagers are forced into a life of malnutrition and extreme poverty. Living well below the international poverty line of US $1.90 a day, about a third of the citizens barely survive on a diet of plantains, corn flour, and beans. Over 25% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic illness, disabilities, and high mortality rates. In essence, these young ones are stripped of a future before they can embrace it. However, there is hope.

Solution: Small-scale Poultry Farming

Why Chickens?

Poultry is inexpensive, easy to raise, a great source of food, and in high demand in Uganda. Poultry is also environmentally friendly, offering low resource consumption and low greenhouse gases. Plus, eggs provide a consistent revenue source that can be reinvested back into the business, thus making the project sustainable and not just a philanthropic exercise. Simply put, a poultry business can make a huge difference in the fight against poverty.

Child holding a chicken
Project Refuge