In extremely poor communities throughout the developing world, children and their mothers spend literally hours each day walking for water.
Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala
Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe to learn about extreme poverty and how communities are overcoming the challenges
Travel writer and television host Rick Steves works closely with experts and locals in Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala to unpack the important roles that clean water, education, nutrition, and empowered women play in ending hunger and poverty. Rather than turning to charitable giving as the sole solution, Rick explores how communities are using smart development to rise out of poverty and gain independence.
“Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala is five minutes desperation and fifty-five minutes of hope,” said Steves. “This isn’t another documentary that wallows in the all-too-common theme of guilt and hopelessness. Instead, viewers will walk away feeling encouraged and hopeful.”
So we can better understand how communities in Ethiopia and Guatemala are addressing extreme poverty, Hunger and Hope centers the stories of local farmers, small business owners, social justice advocates, and others who are finding innovative ways to pull their families and communities out of poverty.
Rick also brings in the perspective of nonprofit organizations to explore how financial literacy and health education provide long-term opportunities for locals, and why investing in the fight to end hunger is a good and practical investment as global citizens.
Watch Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala on WITF TV on Saturday, March 4 at 2pm or Monday, March 6 at 10pm. You can also stream it now, on-demand, from the free PBS or WITF app.