From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to a small town in Iowa, families, friends and strangers united to bring awareness to the fight against poverty in Africa.
Stories of Why They Walked
Images from Africa
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, 1 in 3 people living in Sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished, 40% of people living without access to safe water live in Africa, and 47 % of the population live on $1.90 a day, a principal cause of widespread hunger according to the World Bank. But since the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo’s first visit to Africa in 2014, the progress of the Church has certainly exploded with God's help. Through numerous outreach events, the Church Of Christ has been able to help residents. In fact, in a recent outreach event, 25,000 food parcels were handed out in Lesotho and South Africa. And 5,000 people were fed during an outreach near Johannesburg, South Africa. Outreach events have also been held in Kibera, Kenya, known to be the largest slum in Africa. And the work is not just in feeding people, but also in helping establish two self-sustaining eco-farming communities -- one in Ladybrand and the Petrusburg. Both initiatives are not only providing food for the region, but more importantly they are providing much needed jobs in a region, which has seen the highest unemployment rate in 14 years. The 2018 Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty aims to continue the work started by the Church Of Christ in 2014. Click here to learn more about the eco-farming projects of the Church Of Christ in Africa: https://incmedia.org/the-eco-farming-in-south-africa/.