Famine to Feast

Description

Asfaw Metaferia, 50, feeds his family and grows crops to sell on little more than an acre behind his house in Antsokia Valley, Ethiopia.

Antsokia Valley was the scene of a catastrophic famine in the mid-1980s. Thirty years later, families here are thriving, thanks in part to World Vision’s efforts.

Asfaw and his wife earn their living by farming various crops. They grow mango, avocado, orange, lemon, banana, and coffee. This provides enough for the family to eat year-round and surplus they sell to pay for things like school fees and other household needs.

Asfaw used cultivate grain only, and it lasted his young family just two months per year.

In 1986, during the Ethiopia famine response, World Vision installed a capped-spring and reservoir system that protected the community’s water source and eventually provided enough water to irrigate Asfaw’s land.

Photo©2015 Chris Huber/World Vision

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Water in a Dry Land
World Vision
Pray for Children's Health
World Vision
All Who Thirst
World Vision
Helping the Church Be the Church
Rich Stearns
Peace and Plenty
World Vision
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple