FRB's Democratic Republic of Congo- Katanga Kamina program focuses on agriculture, nutrition, water and sanitation as complementary approaches in targeting the prevalence of disease and high levels of poverty in the rural community of Kamina.
The aim of this program is to build local capacity and increase nutritious food production and income for ninety participants of 3 communities through health trainings and behavioral change messaging. This education will help reduce in preventable disease such as cholera, diarrhea and typhoid fever. The program also includes training on soil conservation using green manure cover crops, production of staple crops as well as vegetables, moringa and beans, latrine building and well construction.
In this video, Margot Bokanga, DRC Program Manager for UMCOR, explains how the Foods Resource Bank in the DRC is addressing health and nutritional needs within the local communities. It spells out how a potential issue could be turned into a great strength for these communities.