Eight-year-old Stella lives on her family’s farm in Kenya with her mother, grandmother and two older sisters. After three growing seasons without rain, Kenya’s president declared the drought a national disaster. A major locust invasion, the first in 75 years, led to further loss of crops. Her farm failing, Stella’s mother began collecting and selling firewood to provide for the family, but it was not enough. In response to the crisis, Compassion’s local church partner began distributing emergency food packs in addition to offering training to local farming families like Stella’s on new agricultural practices with far less reliance on rainfall. Stella’s family is hopeful these new techniques will generate more sustained food production as they wait for rain to come.