We're fighting hunger, come with us
We're on the road in Malawi! In this series, Richard Lee takes you to visit a food market and finds out how much a family can buy with the average daily wage (not much). See how we are helping people living with HIV to grow crops. See how enthusiastic teachers and students are when they talk about WFP school meals and a whole lot more...
Richard travels to a school near the capital Lilongwe where, thanks to WFP, the children receive a nutritious meal every day. One confident young student seizes the opportunity to express his appreciation. Driving to his next destination, Richard is offered a common local dish – mice on a stick – but decides not to try them.
Aware that many families in Malawi live on less than a dollar day, Richard goes to a country market to see what a family of five can buy with a dollar. There’s lots of good-looking food but he can’t buy much. Stopping off at a hospital nearby, he sees one of the results of this situation: child malnutrition.
Richard shows us what traditional Malawi food consists of. He also battles with a thorn bush in order to show us a community where WFP is supporting a reforestation programme. We then see how people living with HIV are able to provide for their own food needs thanks to a bit of advice and a water pump.
We find out what goes into the nutritious porridge that WFP gives many beneficiaries in Malawi and Richard finds out that raw sugar cane is delicious but hard on the teeth. After meeting the jovial keepers of a community fishpond, we climb upwards to see the view from the Zomba plateau. And there our tour ends.