Around 50,000 underprivileged families in Mongolia will receive rice, through food-for-work and food-for-training activities promoted by World Vision. To increase the food security of vulnerable families and prepare them for the coming winter months, World Vision Taiwan recently donated 10,000 metric tons of rice to the country.
According to the Christian relief and development organization, the program will be conducted in the provinces of Uvukhangai, Dundgobi, Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, Bulgan, and Selenge, as well as in the five districts of Ulaanbaatar.
Each family will receive 50 kilograms of rice for four consecutive months, bringing the total to two hundred kilograms of rice per family. The total value of the rice is approximately $8,000,000 (USD).
Among those set to benefit from the distribution are single mothers looking after children, physically disabled people, children who live in difficult circumstances and the elderly.
Some beneficiaries will take part in food-for-training activities, learning vocational skills like felt craft making, tailoring, carpentry, baking and cooking. Others will take part in food-for-work activities, such as clearing snow and ice from the roads, collecting and disposing of garbage, and helping provide kindergartens with firewood.
In a similar effort last year, World Vision distributed 7,000 metric tons of rice to 40,000 vulnerable households.