Hospitality Blooms

The Venezia Host and Venezia Angelo Partecipazio Lions clubs in Italy teamed up with the Koudougou Baobab Lions Club in Burkina Faso and Lions Clubs International (LCIF) to address food insecurity in several villages in the West African nation.

LCIF awarded US$54,267 to Italian Lions in support of the project, which was very successful. A drip irrigation system was put into a community garden, where women are trained to use the system and cultivate crops they can feed their families with. The Lions hope that these women will grow enough excess food that they may start their own village market and sell their produce for a profit, leading to economic stability and independence.