How We Help

The differences we make
Every day, we make a difference to the lives of millions of people. Each of these people has a story to tell. And so do the WFP staff who make it happen. You can read some of these stories here.


Purchase for Progress
21 January 2009

WFP Helps Connect Farmers in Mozambique to Markets

"Now that I have a secure buyer, I will grow a lot more beans,” says one farmer who is benefitting from WFP's innovative Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme.
Logistics
16 January 2009

Tracking WFP Planes, 24/7, Across the Globe

How do you track planes in an area of the world where there is no air traffic control? How do you make sure that, in case of an accident, search and rescue efforts know exactly what to do?
Procurement
14 January 2009

On the Road in Ethiopia (Staff profile)

Wuditu Assefa spends much of her time travelling, talking to WFP partners and beneficiaries. She is a Field Monitor, based in Dessie in the north of Ethiopia. As she explains here, one of the things she monitors is the MERET project to reduce vulnerability to drought.
Nutrition
13 January 2009

A Child Soldier Goes to School

Amani was kidnapped when he was 11 and for the next two years he was a child soldier, shooting his rifle in whatever direction he was told to. Now, at a WFP-supported centre in Goma, he is learning to be a normal adolescent.
Focus on Women
5 January 2009

Questions, Questions and More Questions

Lisa Biederlack, from WFP’s Food Security Analysis division, was recently in some of the remotest areas of Ghana to coordinate a survey about the population's access to food. In this article Lisa explains exactly what that involved.
School Meals
4 January 2009

"My Favourite Subject at School is Lunch"

Asked to name her favourite subject at school, seven-year-old Guivinciane Nguinghaza's response is worth a thousand words. "My favourite subject is corn meal," she whispers through the fingers of one hand, while the other holds on to her father Emmanuel.
Nutrition
17 December 2008

VitaCereal Helps Boost Birthweight in Guatemala

Gregoria Sanchez, 20, stands waiting with her two children to receive her monthly ration of a fortified maize-soy meal called VitaCereal. Gregoria has come to this isolated distribution point, several miles walk from her home, because she knows this stuff makes a difference. She only has to look at her children.
Nutrition
16 December 2008

Men, Machetes and Micro-nutrients (Staff Profile)

Silvia Ponce didn't expect to be arguing with a dozen machete-wielding men just weeks after taking a job as a nutritionist with the World Food Programme in Guatemala. But all in all, it wasn't a bad experience, she says.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
13 December 2008

Food Helps Father of 4 Live With HIV

Three years ago, Ntsonyama Sekoai finally summoned up the courage to take an HIV test. For months he had been feeling sick and losing weight. Too weak to work, all he could do was watch as his family grew ever more impoverished and desperate.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide