As part of our projects in Kenya, we work with community self-help groups (SHGs) on food security programmes. We support soil and water conservation through land terracing and tree planting, and provide seeds and training for communities to grow drought resistant crop varieties. This ensures a sustainable, sufficient and nutritious source of food. With a stable source of food, the health of the whole community improves. Excess crops can then be traded, providing an income which enables the community to begin to lift themselves out of poverty.