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
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.
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