| Mar 15, 2019
Additional Lifeplayer units needed now!
Rural mother's group Western Zambia
Zambia's National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) of the Ministry of Health has been trying to seek local donor funding to provide additional Lifeplayer units for rural listener groups. They have not been able to do so citing funding cuts.
Our friends at NFNC have asked Lifeline Energy again if we can help secure additional units.
Rates of childhood stunting are going down in areas where the listener clubs have been active. Mothers’ groups listen regularly to the “Bushes that Grow” audio segments on maternal health, nutrition, breastfeeding and other healthy practices. Women reported learning new and helpful information and that they followed the advice given by Sister Loveness, a nurse, and others.
However, stunting remains a serious concern in other deep rural areas. The ministry cannot afford to air the “Bushes that Grow” programmes on radio due to broadcast fees. In addition, many poor subsistence farmers do not have radios at home and cannot afford the on-going cost of batteries.
Therefore, we are sincerely asking our community of supporters to help us with providing additional Lifeplayer units. The ministry will cover the costs of distribution through their network of local health officials. As the NFNC is a government entity, all duties and VAT are waived.
Each Lifeplayer unit benefits at least 40 mothers directly and entire families indirectly. Your donation goes a very long way.
We appreciate your continued support.