A rice-based challenge for World Food Day

Most women we meet face hunger. For three months every year, they cannot afford to feed their families. One in thirteen children die as a result of preventable diseases like malnutrition. This is the reality of living below the poverty line.

We’re on a mission to reach women in the very poorest communities. With loans and business training from MicroLoan, they can generate their own income to feed their families three meals a day, every day.

This Sunday, 16th October, is World Food Day, which promotes global awareness and action for people facing hunger. Take action today to achieve Zero Hunger.

Spice Up Your Rice

This year, we’re asking chefs, farmers, foodies, and friends to take on the ‘Spice Up Your Rice’ challenge. To get involved in the Spice Up Your Rice challenge, all you need to do is cook a rice-based meal, using other ingredients that are rich in nutrients, like vegetables, meat, or beans.

Rice is a staple food for many of the women in MicroLoan Foundation’s network. Often, they can’t afford to ‘spice it up’, and malnutrition is common.

Share on social media a reel or video of you creating your rice dish, and tag MicroLoan. You can find us on LinkedinFacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Here’s an example from last year: https://youtu.be/61ERLVyckKk

Take action to reach Zero Hunger

Please donate to support women like Telibe to feed their families. We’re asking you, simply, to donate the cost of your dinner this World Food Day.

Thank you to Juergen from the Great British Bake Off 2021

Many of the women in MicroLoan’s network are bakers, selling scones or fritters to generate an income to feed their families. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Great British Bake Off star, Juergen, for sharing this amazing fritter recipe in order to raise awareness for our mission to reach Zero Hunger this World Food Day.

Ingredients – Kartoffelküchle – Potato fritters
  • 500g boiled potatoes (can be leftover baked or boiled potatoes,  or mash)
  • 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Makes about 16 fritters, 4 servings.

Thoroughly mix egg yolks and butter.

Add salt, nutmeg and cheese.

Mash potatoes and add to the egg mix.

Add flour and mix well.

Shape plum sized balls and flatten them.

Heat enough oil in a frying pan so that the bottom of the pan is well covered.

Shallow fry the fritters on each side until golden brown.

Serve with salad or anything you would have with potatoes. You can add caramelised onions or lardons if you like.

Agrifinance and conservation farming in the face of climate change

MicroLoan Foundation is hosting a digital panel discussion on the intersection between conservation farming, food security and climate adaptation ahead of UN FAO’s World Food Day.

Our panel of experts are leaders in the international development and agricultural space. Their discussion will focus on the current state of conservation farming and agrifinance  in relation to food security and climate mitigation as well as  challenges and opportunities for the future.

Published on: 10/10/2022

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