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Hunger and Poverty

Lack of access to healthy and nutritious food is a major factor in starvation and malnutrition around the world. UMCOR works with partners to improve farming and agricultural methods using eco-friendly practices, increase crop diversity and yields, expand market access, improve food-storage facilities, and boost nutrition in vulnerable households and communities. UMCOR’s food security grants give special consideration to holistic programs that focus on subsistence and small-scale farmers, particularly women, keeping in line with international standards to eliminate global hunger.


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The Impact of Hunger and Poverty

Shade and Fresh Water encourages youth in Brazil to make healthy choices

Shade and Fresh Water in Brazil receives Global Health grants to extend programming for older youth to help them resist substance abuse.

Abundant Health includes mental health in worldwide ministry and outreach

Abundant health for all means that vulnerable populations struggling with substance abuse, mental stress, and psychological disorders receive the help they need to live full and healthy lives.

Supporting mothers and babies for a healthy start

Breastfeeding is a good way for mothers to give their babies a healthy start in life. The Abundant Health Initiative honors World Breastfeeding Week with stories of mothers and babies who thrive with the help of simple and practical health interventions.

In Focus: Global Health

During the month of August, follow along as we share stories about the lifesaving work of global health.

First health center opens in rural Congo village

Osio is a village located more than 25 kilometers from Kisangani city. Each year for many years, the population of this village might travel thousands of kilometers to receive medical care.

We learned to love our neighbors

Better crops, more income to send children to school, better health – out of all the outcomes beneficiaries of the CHAD program in Cambodia receive, they rate learning to love their neighbors as number one.