Project #8748

Emerg Nutrition & Health Care, East Africa Crisis

by Save the Children Federation
May 4, 2012

Moms, Grand Moms - there's always that special person

Mary and Lucy with their grandchildren
Mary and Lucy with their grandchildren

Looking after the grandkids, where ever you live

Grandmothers Mary and Lucy have visited a Merlin food distribution point in Turkana, Kenya regularly for over ten months.  They want to make sure their grandchildren stay fit and healthy and do not go hungry during the drought and ongoing food shortages - just like any grandmother would want for her grandchildren.

Due to Merlin's and other agencies' co-ordinated emergency response over the last year, malnutrition rates have dropped from 37% to 13% - a massive drop.  Merlin has been working in the Turkana region since 2004 offering health care and nutrition to families in remote areas through outreach programs and mobile clinics.

Mother’s Day will soon be here

There’s a special person in everyone’s life: it could be your mom, or grandmother, or that someone who looked after you when you were sick, told you to study hard and cheered at your prize giving.  

If you want to give your special person a unique gift this Mother’s Day – what about giving a gift towards Merlin’s emergency nutrition work in their honor?  Click on this link to give a gift.

Plus GlobalGiving will give Merlin an additional $500 for this project, if we are one of the top 10 projects with the most donors who give gifts. So as you tell that special some one just how much they mean to you, you will be helping us show moms and grandmoms like Mary and Lucy, just how much you care for them too. 

Thank you 


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Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Penelope Crump
Westport, CT United States

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