Delivering protein to children in Thailand

 
$12,817
$87,182
Raised
Remaining

Summary

It has been documented by various international agencies that most of the 30,000 children living on the Thai/Myanmar border suffer from malnutrition and insufficient consumption of protein in their daily diets. Proteins are found in small amounts in many foods but are mostly in meat. Raising rabbits and distributing rabbit meat is an economical and culturally acceptable way to provide high yield nutrition which satisfies the need for protein and micro-nutrients in the diets of growing children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Most of the 30,000 children living on the Thai/Myanmar border suffer from malnutrition and insufficient consumption of protein in their daily diets. There is little protein in their diet, this being associated with high rates of childhood wasting, underweight, and stunting. It is clear that protein deficiency in children has long term effects on their development and immune system.

How will this project solve this problem?

As a pilot program, we seek to provide initial empirical evidence that the delivery of appropriate amounts protein to children, who have been largely deficient in protein, will increase their immune system to fight off diseases, will increase their physical growth, and therefore will increase their general health.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Rights of the Child will add nutritional balance to the diet of children in two orphanages on the Thai/Myanmar border. As a pilot program, we seek to provide initial empirical evidence that the delivery of protein to children, who have been largely deficient in protein, will improve their ability to fight off diseases, will increase their physical growth, and therefore will increase their general health. We hope to be able to expand this project to other orphanages.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,817
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $87,182
Total Funding Goal: $99,999

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Harold Engel

Founder & President
Washington, New Jersey United States

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