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29 Sep 2006 description

Beneficiaries Who Learn to Run Successful Businesses Don't Go Hungry

By Henry Weil, ACF Editor

In Indonesia, Action Against Hunger cured starvation by teaching accounting. No, we didn't expect our students to become CPAs. Instead, by recording and analyzing expenses and income from beneficiaries' livelihoods, we showed them how to discover costs that could be lowered as well as aspects of their businesses that were more profitable than others and worth expanding.

Regional conflict has sent rural villagers fleeing to safety in cities.