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Wednesday’s Video of the Week: Molly’s World
The World Food Programme gave a young girl living in a Nairobi slum a video camera. Take a look into Molly’s World and get a view of what life is like for her and her community.
The World Food Programme is the food aim of the United Nations. Their work to address food insecurity around the world is not only comprehensive but it also empowers the individuals and communities with which they work.
Be sure to check out the World Food Programme and learn more about what they are doing and how you can help. We especially like their Hunger Map 2011!
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"If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one."
— Tuesday’s Quote: Mother Teresa
Sindh's 70 percent people underfed »
KARACHI - Despite being an agricultural province, Sindh is the poorest and the most food-deprived province of the country with 70 percent of its total population (estimated at 35 million) facing food insecurity, according to the National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2011.
The national survey reveals that the women, especially mothers, and children are the worst sufferers of the food insecurity in the province, which contributes 70 percent to the country’s total tax collection revenue and 34 percent towards gross domestic product.
Talking about the reasons behind increased malnutrition, Kausar said among other reasons low ratio of literacy among mothers and poverty were the most important. “Internationally, malnutrition of 15 percent population in a region is supposed to be an alarming situation; whereas, in Sindh over 30 percent of the population is underfed, which is unacceptable,” she said.
By Amar Guriro for Pakistan Today
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Dorothy Craven is January's Hero of the Month! Dorothy was an elderly woman who stood up to gang violence in Wichita, Kansas. Rather than spending her retirement relaxing and knitting, Dorothy decided to use her time to create change in her neighborhood. She and a group of her friends bought the most violent apartment complex in Wichita and as the new landlord, little old Dorothy moved in immediately. She spent time getting to know her neighbors and understanding the changes they wanted in the community. Dorothy truly loved her community. Even after a drive by shooting left 14 bullet holes in her apartment, she refused to leave her neighbors. While most elderly people choose to use their retirement to relax, Dorothy chose to spend hers in the most violent apartment complex in Wichita, Kansas loving her neighbors and creating lasting change in their lives.
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