Hunger and Hope
Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala (free screening, Q&A)

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 6:00 PM

In this hour-long documentary, Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe to learn about the key aspects of extreme poverty and how communities in the developing world are overcoming these challenges. Working closely with experts and locals, Steves unpacks the important role that clean water, education, nutrition, and empowered women play in ending hunger.

Alberto Solano

You are invited to a free screening of Rick Steves latest documentary on extreme poverty, “Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala.” Stay for a Q&A with special guest Alberto Solano from Agros, an organization featured in the film because of its work combatting poverty in Latin America.

Free preview screening of Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala
Thursday, Feb. 20
WNED PBS Studios at Buffalo Toronto Public Media
140 Lower Terrace Buffalo, NY
Free parking, handicap accessible

5:45 pm Doors open
6 pm Program begins shortly after 6 pm
7:15 pm Q&A with Alberto Solano, station tours available following Q&A

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About the Program

In this hour-long documentary, Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe to learn about the key aspects of extreme poverty and how communities in the developing world are overcoming these challenges. Working closely with experts and locals, Steves unpacks the important role that clean water, education, nutrition, and empowered women play in ending hunger. Meet one of those experts, Alberto Solano, president and executive director of Agros International, at the screening. Following the screening, Solano will take questions about the work Agros International does in Latin America. Agros International's mission is to break the cycle of poverty and create paths to prosperity for farming families in rural Latin America.

To better understand how communities in Ethiopia and Guatemala are addressing extreme poverty, Hunger and Hope includes stories from local farmers, small business owners, social justice advocates, and others who are accessing resources and finding innovative ways to pull their families and communities out of poverty. With the help of nonprofit organizations (NGOs) Steves also learns how financial literacy and health education are providing long-term opportunities for locals — and why investing in the fight to end hunger is a good and practical investment as global citizens. One of the organizations that Steves visits is Agros International.

Agros International's mission is to break the cycle of poverty and create paths to prosperity for farming families in rural Latin America. Founded in 1984, Agros advances a holistic model of economic and social development through land ownership, market-led agriculture, financial empowerment, and health & well-being. To date, Agros has partnered with 44 rural communities in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua, impacting the lives of over 12,000 people.

Solano, who has been at the helm of Agros for four years, has more than 15 years of experience in microfinance and sustainable development in Latin America. Originally from Guatemala, Alberto said his passion is serving the rural poor and believes strongly in their capacity to build better lives for themselves.

Hunger and Hope will air on WNED PBS on Friday, March 27 at 2 pm.

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In this hour-long special, Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe. Traveling through Ethiopia and Guatemala, he learns from locals and experts about key aspects of extreme poverty and how to beat it. Together, we'll witness the importance of water, education, empowering women, and nutrition during a child's first 1,000 days.