In Pictures: Food for Assets in Makueni County

Food assistance with a long-term approach

World Vision’s food assistance projects beneficiaries engage in long-term projects such as water harvesting structures, establishment of pasture for livestock and promotion of conservation agriculture.

Paulina, 57, is able to take care of eight dependents including two grandchildren through the World Vision food assistance project in Makueni, eastern Kenya. Every month, Paulina receives assorted food items, in exchange she participates in activities that build community assets.

Paulina also received training on farming using zay pits, a farming technology that conserves water and soil nutrients. Instead of the convetional method of farming the zay pit technology-retains water and nutrients with tremendous yields.