The first and second episodes of the Visionaries will feature the work of Church World Service, a global humanitarian agency working to eradicate hunger and poverty in the world. Church World Service is a global humanitarian agency supported by 37 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican churches that came together to do what none of them could do alone: deliver relief, provide refugee assistance, respond to disasters, and give people the opportunity to take the lead in addressing their own concerns. Malnutrition in a Fertile Land - The Visionaries travels to a remote region in Honduras to showcase Church World Service's work with its in-country partner, the Mennonite Social Action Commission. One of the biggest challenges Hondurans face is the lack of food and nutritional security, which has resulted in chronic malnutrition rates among children under five as high as 30 percent in some communities. Honduras is the third poorest country in Central America, with nearly half the population living on less than two dollars a day. Much of its rural poverty stems from the mismanagement of its natural resources, which has led to deforestation and of the contamination its drinking water. In Honduras, Church World Service works to promote sustainable agriculture and to educate families about eating healthily and planting family gardens.
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Episode #1801 / Length: 28 minutes