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Hunger And Poverty Alleviation

Hunger And Poverty Alleviation

There are on average 842 million people suffering from chronic hunger in the world. unlike famines that receive emergency-aid, chronic hunger is a silent, invisible and an everyday condition.

Hunger, poverty and food prices are inextricably linked. Millions live with hunger and malnourishment because they simply cannot afford to buy enough food, cannot afford nutritious foods or cannot afford the farming supplies that they need to grow food of their own.

Hunger can be viewed as a dimension of extreme poverty and it is often called the most severe and critical manifestation of poverty as the damage is not only physical, but mental and soul as well. The only way for people to move beyond chronic hunger and their vulnerability to ever-rising food prices is to adopt sustainable methods based on self-reliance.

Acorn Foundation aims to empower communities in South Africa by strengthening their self-reliance.