Hunger and Livelihoods

Liberia is classified as a least developed, low-income, food-deficit country. It ranks 177 out of 188 countries in the 2015 Human Development Index. Hunger impacts nine out of every ten people in Liberia and three in four of Liberia’s children are stunted due to malnutrition. Poverty and food insecurity are high across the country and are particularly acute in Liberia’s rural areas where 51 percent of the population lives. Some 83.8 percent of the population live on less than US$1.25 a day.

Most Liberians do not possess the means to meet the needs of their many offspring. Many Liberian children don’t have access to a sufficient and balanced diet. Around 16 percent of households in Liberia are food-insecure and ten percent are severely food-insecure. Some people beg in order to feed their family. Many people impersonate being handicapped to beg assistance from others to feed their family.

Hunger keeps children out of school and limits their ability to concentrate once in school. Studies indicate that learning achievement among children from poor families is lower than their peers. The cycle of vulnerability due to chronic hunger and a lack of livelihoods security may lead poorer households and children to pursue unsustainable and dangerous livelihoods opportunities, to withdraw children from school, or to encourage early child marriage or harmful child labor.

Liberia Hunger and Livelihoods Programs

Delano King Foundation works to help cure hunger through our Satellite Feeding Centers. We served a nutritional meal to poor children and families quarterly. Our goal is to transport, store, and distribute food to thousands of the most impoverished people in Liberia, and across Africa. Our Satellite Feeding Centers help provides food security, livelihoods protection, and poverty alleviation.

To address this, Delano King Foundation:

  • Provides food assistance to poor children and families
  • Work with farming families to increase production in a sustainable way and help them sells more crops locally and internationally.
  • Help families understand their full potentials and set them on the path to improving their standards of living and the ability to provide for their children.
  • Provides youth with the skills and training they need to earn a decent income.

We work in conjunction with Bible-believing churches to facilitate this program. We believe through the generosity of donors and the help of volunteers, we will be able to supply enough food to help improve the statistics of hunger in Liberia.

Your support of this organization allows us to be the hands and feet of hope to those in need all around the world. Jesus instructed us to go into the world and FEED the hungry (Matthew 25:35).

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. – Mother Teresa

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