Paul Jeffrey

A growing solution to hunger

Boy holding plant and cup

God provides for our needs in so many ways. A wonderful example is the moringa oleifera tree, which may help solve the problem of hunger. Studies show moringa leaves and pods have great potential as a food supplement against malnutrition and as an affordable answer to protein and vitamin deficiencies in small children and nursing mothers. The Presbyterian Hunger Program is helping to promote the planting and use of moringa trees in countries impacted by hunger and malnutrition. Numerous projects including tree planting, publication of educational materials, and training in culinary preparation and nutrition have been implemented in Senegal, Gambia, the D. R. of Congo, and Haiti, helping to make the most of this bountiful creation. 

Photo by Mark Hare