Feed the Children!

by PygmySurvival Alliance
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Summary

Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Kitchen now over 150 children a day, and we are adding eggs to beat protein malnutrition. We are seeing improved health and learning, and the families are learning new skills from their children. Those bedridden or sick at home in the village also get food. The long-term goal is to build up the Kitchen into a Cafe where commuters, neighbors, and community members pay to eat. This way, Feed the Children! can become a self-sustaining endeavor.

$20,000
total goal
$3,225
remaining
30
donors
3
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
3
years

Challenge

The Chief of Cyaruzinge Village, Nzariturande Jean Marie, asked for our help to bring better nutrition for the children. The parents and grandparents want to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in their grandkids, which is very common because most people do not own land on which to grow food. Covid made things worse! Hungry children don't learn as well because they have trouble staying alert. Better nutrition will help improve their energy, learning, physical growth, and total health.

Solution

A pilot project in the Village was conducted at Irerero Nursery School. They gave a cup of porridge to students several days a week. The teachers noticed that the students were able to sit longer and concentrate on their lessons better on the days they got porridge. For some students, this was the only reliable hot meal of the day. Attendance improved as well as morale. Now, the new community kitchen can expand food preparation so children can have porridge most days.

Long-Term Impact

Nutrition is vital for growth and development. Young bodies and minds will have more energy to resist infection if they have food every day. They will have better brain development, stronger bones and muscles, and more resilience in life if they get a better start in their first few years. The survival of children is key to the survival of the community. With food, they'll survive. With learning, they'll thrive. This project will enhance the future of hundreds of children and their families.

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Organization Information

PygmySurvival Alliance

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Karl Weyrauch
Seattle , WA United States

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