Food for the Hungry- Bolivia (FH) began a USAID funded food security program in Tomoyo in 1993. In 1997 FH started a massive project to bring irrigation to 400 families. Impacts on production, income and malnutrition were remarkable at the project’s conclusion in 2008. Tufts University/USAID held a sustainability study in 2011 where they found that many of the results in Tomoyo persisted.
FH returned to Tomoyo in March 2017 to document evidences of lasting and holistic changes of the project five years after FH’s exit, discern factors that contributed to sustainable outcomes, and validate FH’s community graduation measurement methodology.