Compassion International (at least in Tanzania) has been providing training for their social workers to better equip parents to increase their incomes. Generating more income is arguably the best way to fight poverty. A little more income can make a big difference in the homes of the children Compassion serves.
At the Moravian center, our friend Julius taught workshops about business, then encouraged a group of parents to come up with a project. They chose to plant melons (matunda). The Compassion Center provided the land and water from their new well.
Last week they harvested, hired a little truck, and took them to the big concrete factory just north of town to sell to people getting off work there, who have more money than most.
500 melons harvested and sold. Planting again soon.