Previous price: 400 CFA (USD $0.62)
Current price: 950 CFA (USD $1.47)
Cost increase: 137.5%
Daily income of family living in poverty: 500-1,000 CFA (USD 0.77)
Corn was once an affordable staple in the Togolese diet. “But, with the inflation, corn has become rich people's food,” says Compassion Togo photojournalist Gabriella Samaty. “Families with a limited budget can hardly afford corn for their daily meals like they could before. People are frustrated with the current state of affairs.”
The unprecedented global food crisis is impacting all of us, but for those who were already struggling to put food on the table, the situation is dire.
Over the past two years of the pandemic, local church partners have been providing food support to hungry families; but now the crisis is skyrocketing the number who need help.
Compassion partners with 8,300 local churches all over the globe. The local church is positioned to quickly and effectively respond to the global food crisis because it is a trusted presence in vulnerable communities.
But those churches need all of us to help. Your donation will do more than feed a hungry child. It will empower parents to provide. It will stabilize vulnerable families. It will provide sustainable solutions that will impact communities for years to come.