Grain Banks Support Refugees in Central Africa

Presbyterian Giving Catalog Stories of Impact

Since 2005, RELUFA has been working to provide community-led, sustainable methods of food security in the central African country of Cameroon. Their work in developing 42 community grain banks throughout the northern region of the country has helped to support an average of 25,000 people through leaner growing seasons and difficult times. In recent years, unrest has led to an influx of refugees from Nigeria, putting strain on local grain banks trying to help these displaced families.

Grain banks allow communities to store surplus grain so people can avoid high seed prices and food insecurity during less fruitful growing seasons. The United Nations has praised village-run grain banks as a successful method of providing food security that empowers farmers and rural communities.

In early 2016, RELUFA received support from the Presbyterian Hunger Program to build a new grain bank and two storage facilities, provide grain stock, and help organize grain banks into clusters, working together to address hunger concerns.

Your gifts make these projects possible. Please give generously.

Giving Catalog Related Item:

Grain bank


Grain Bank
$250/share | $1,500/full
ITEM OG10026

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