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 Children
 India
Project #26771

Cup of Goodness For At-Risk Children For 6 months

by South Kolkata Hamari Muskan

Summary

For 6 months, the project will provide a cup of milk and health drink to 40 children (age 3-6) who are vulnerable to child trafficking and abuse. Malnutrition is also a major problem faced by these children and through this project, we wish to meet nutritional deficiencies of the children and thus improve their immune system.
$1,578.00
total goal
$1,578.00
remaining
17
days

Challenge

We work with children in red light areas of Sonagachi, South Asia's largest red light district and Bowbazar. which are inhabited by approximately 12,000 women in prostitution. The children in red light areas are always under the heightened risk of child trafficking & sexual abuse. Also due to nutritional deficiencies, children growing up in these areas have poor immunity which makes them more susceptible to various diseases.

Solution

The project will provide a health drink everyday to children in their early stages of development. A better immune system will ensure reduced chances of the children falling ill. This in turn will also increase their attendance in schools and to our study centres.

Long-Term Impact

Our long term goal is to end inter-generational prostitution in the red light areas. When a child has access to nutritious food, her ability to learn increases. With education, it would provide her with the power to say "no to prostitution" and thus change her community.

Resources

http:/​/​hamarimuskansouthkolkata.org/​
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Organization Information

South Kolkata Hamari Muskan

Location: Kolkata - India
Website: http:/​/​hamarimuskansouthkolkata.org/​
Project Leader:
South Kolkata Hamari Muskan
Kolkata, India
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $0 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 0 (40 needed)
 
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