Want to know what real hunger is like? Don't ask an American. Ask Sevu.
It used to be that the seasonal river that runs through Sevu’s village would quickly become dry again a few days after the rain. Now, however, a series of small sand dams stationed throughout its course have kept the river flowing and have allowed Sevu and his family to farm year-round, thereby increasing their income and access to food. The dams are part of a larger program introduced in the area by Lutheran World Relief to help residents cope with and overcome the challenges of the harsh climate in which they live.