A crash course in changing the world.
as it is eaten here. Unfortunately, growing maize is a serious problem - even more so as a staple food - because it is very water-intensive, and that is a troublesome trait in a drought-ridden area like our country.
Looking for a solution, I discovered that a single man has started making a huge difference in several people's lives in the hardest-hit areas. Here's how:
One Way to Make a Personal Difference to Help Reduce World Food Shortages
In South Africa one ADRA horticulturist has developed his own system for growing simple gardens. The system is so easy to maintain, that even people confined to wheelchairs are growing their own gardens. The simple gardening and irrigation kit he created costs $25.00. This is just one example of how anyone can make a difference in the lives of people living on the other side of the world. This is so affordable that most people can become directly involved in helping to solve the world food shortage problem for one family. ADRA is also working on helping countries develop strains of crops that are resistant to disease. One great success story regarding this involves a mango farmer. At 78 years old, this farmer had no natural children of his own. He and his wife took in 14 orphans whose parents had died from AIDS. He said that ADRA had done so much for him that he felt he had to give back. ADRA works with countries, communities, and families to instill that everyone helping each other is the right way to live.
See what one person can do? My solution is a broader one, focusing on using what we have to get what we need. It will be posted as a video, to be found here: