Today is World Food Day, a time when millions of people around the world come together in action to end hunger. In honor of the day, I wanted to introduce you to someone exceptional.
Christopher Nkhoma is a young man living in Malawi, where more than 70 percent of the population lives on less than $1.90 per day. Along with his father, Christopher farms the land to grow food to eat and sell at the market.
Before they were involved with an ELCA World Hunger-funded program, the Nkhomas didn’t have enough food to eat throughout the year. But now, thanks to your giving, things are different. They participated in training provided by Evangelical Lutheran Development Services to learn new methods of farming and joined a village savings and loan group. Now they have a range of food to eat – and enough of it – with extra to sell at the market so all of the children can go to school.
I want to invite you to see the whole story of the Nkhoma family in our short 360-degree video, The Seeds of Change in Malawi. You can also view it in a virtual reality headset.
I hope this experience of virtually meeting Christopher and his family inspires you. They are just one of many around the world who we have the opportunity to accompany to end hunger, together.
With gratitude for your partnership,
The Rev. Daniel Rift
Director, ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America