MaD aims to enable 340 rural Cambodian families to grow Moringa Oleifera & Amaranth grain, two super-foods which will help them develop a long term solution to poverty, malnutrition & food security
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
With 26% of the population & 44% of children affected, chronic malnutrition is a major problem in Cambodia - especially in rural areas such as Prolit & Sambuor villages. When MaD surveyed Prolit we spoke to 170 of the 196 households. They told us that the biggest problems they faced were lack of food and poor health. 136 households said their food expenses were higher than their income, with 58 in debt as a result. Tackling malnutrition would improve health, livelihoods & educational attainment
How will this project solve this problem?
Moringa Oleifera & Amaranth grain are two of the most nutritious foods known to man (see links below). We aim to provide each household in Prolit & Sambuor with several crops, training in organic farming & education about the importance of nutrition.
Potential Long Term Impact
By providing families with the knowledge and resources they need to grow & eat Moringa & Amaranth, this project will empower the people of Prolit to find a long term solution to malnutrition & food insecurity, thereby improving health and livelihoods
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,378
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20,378 . The original project funding goal was $16,001.