Healthy Diets for Healthy Communities in Cameroon


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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Malnutrition In Children

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Butere, Kenya
Map of Malnutrition in children The malnutrition measures is good for the health of mostly everyone especially the young ones.But in Eguhu village in Butere this was a mystery, because very large numbers of children in the area were malnourished due to lack of adequate nutrition.Many women lacked knowledge on the good diet habits especially to their children.This was a tragedy in the village.But all regards to APHI II Western which came with its trained staff and addressed the issue to the residence and gave the women education on good nutrition concerning the health of their children.They also provided them with good and balanced diet for their children. Read more.
Related to project keywords: balanced diet, malnutrition, diet, staff, women

Balanced Diet

By a female, under 16 years old, in Bushiangala, Kenya
Map of Balanced Diet Those who lived in this areas had insufficient food and the food that lacked basic nutrients, vitamins, proteins, starch and carbohydrates. The people in this areas nearly rely on basic food such as maize and beans. They forget that theri are other foods that can be planted. Crops which will help them feed their kids on balanced diet. The villagers in the community had been visited by (K.A.R.I) Kenya Agricultural Research Institute together AFJNAD (African Food Journal Magazine). This exercise was to engage with community members on the right crops such as yams, sorghum, millet that also do well in this areas. They were told planting such crops would help them supplement their either scarce or less concentration or reliance on one cash crops. This will benefit the children since they'll be fed on a balanced diet and also be more active in class. The others will or can be sold to supppliment their incomes from such crops, which can be sold in the local market. Read more.
Related to project keywords: balanced diet, nutrients, vitamins, foods, crops

Naads Supports Poverty Eradication Efforts Amang Women

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Ssembabule, Uganda
Map of NAADS supports poverty eradication efforts amang women  Women in Mijwala village sembabule district where helped by National Agriculture Advisory services to use their land effectively so as to increase on the amount of cash income and food that they hervest from their pieces of land. NAADS organise dwomen farmers into groups which were tought how to grow diffrent crops using local but improved methods. We were given coffee and bean seeds to plant for that rain season and the hervest was good. many women who benefited from this opprtunity are now having good banana gardens due to the knowledge from NAADS. Read more.
Related to project keywords: bean, effectively, local, crops, knowledge


By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Nutrition People eating and healthy eating are very important things on the basic life of every individual in the country at large this is very important to the development and growth of children in the country and in the slums at large due to this it was noted that many children in the slum of Kibera are victims of unhealthy eating which has led to malnutrition of people in the slum of Kibera. Due to this Alpha II launched a program to educate the mass on proper feeding and need for proper feeding habits in order to help children lead a healthy living and feeding in the slum. Read more.
Related to project keywords: malnutrition, need, nutrition, healthy, feeding

Need For Help

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of NEED FOR HELP Due tyo high rate of poverty in our community ,we were visited by an organization which worked in the USA.They were said by the department programmes.They were introduced to the community by the elders who were the leaders of the place. After they had talked to us ,they provided bags of maize and other foods to the community.This left the community with a joy since they had been lacking food. Read more.
Related to project keywords: foods, lacking, need, location, food

Shortage Of Food

By a female, under 16 years old,
Map of SHORTAGE OF FOOD There was a time when most people in my area were complaining about their children being affected physically and mentally.An organisation from American people decided to help them by giving medical attention and providing foods.Most of the children suffered from kwashiokor because of eating one type of food for a long time which was not balance diet. The organisation took those who were mentally affected and went to treat and educate them.Those who were physical affected were taken care of by that organisation but were taken to a different place.Their parents were very happy because the area was going to be the poorer one in the district.They were also happy because their children were treated at the early age.This reminded me of a proverb which my collegues usually use in class 'astich in time saves nine'. The organisation realy did something to be remembered by many people. Read more.
Related to project keywords: foods, area, use, educate, eating

Development In Education In People Of Busoga

31-45 years old,
Map of Development in education in people of busoga Busoga university started some years ago. The time it started people could not realise the benefits but now it has pick up. people have got use of it, Qualified students have got good jobs. Students come from all over the country and even neighboring countries where the university started, there is a great change around neighboring villages. Houses have been built for students to rent and generally income has increased in this area. They have put many branches around Busoga, so as to easy students to aquire knowledge and easy each of where to study from. Read more.
Related to project keywords: area, use, knowledge, study, villages
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Project Leader

Moses Tabe

Buea, Southwest Region Cameroon

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