Mothers Learn Too
Infants and children aren’t the only ones benefitting from Self Help International’svitamin program in Ghana, mother’s benefit too!
Mothers of children receiving the protein enriched vitamin supplements are not only learning goodhealth and nutrition practices when they bring their children to the feeding centers.Self Help staff provides valuable training and education about nutrition, sanitation andhygiene - information these mothers would otherwise not have access too.
The women then put the new information and techniques into practice in their homes and with theirfamilies. “It’s like a ripple effect,” says Merry Fredrick, Self HelpInternational Director. “ Mothers inform their families who then inform theircommunities. . .the improved practices spread and the entire communitybenefits.”
Investing in this education further enhances the benefits of Self Help’s QPM porridge feedingprogram to increase protein intake, as well as its distribution of vitamins.Sound family healthcare practices complement the program and decreased frequency ofillnesses continues..
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