This project will build support in the Upper East Region of Ghana, providing rich nutritious food supply to 100 teenage mothers who are mostly single and find it difficult to provide sustenance for themselves and their babies. The project will include the Sensitization & training of some of the distressed mothers who often resort to giving alcohol to their babies in order to silence their babies from crying of hunger. Some of their babies die in this process under the effect of the alcohol.
Teenage mothers in the upper east region who now find it hard to feed daily, out of poverty are resorting to giving their babies 'akpeteshie', a locally distilled gin to silence their newborn babies from crying out of hunger. The sad situation arises when teenage mothers who mostly become single after birth are dumped by the men who fathered their babies. This project will address the burden of 100 of the teenage mothers with nutritious food for themselves and their babies as well as train them
The project will start by directly supplying 100 beneficiaries of the single teenage mothers and their babies with rich nutritious food which can serve them 3 square meals a day. The mothers will be trained in high yielding income generating activities and proper care of their babies. That will eliminate the problem of giving the babies cheap alcohol and killing some in the process. The training in high yielding income generating activities will ensure sustainability of sustenance afterwards.
This project will train 100 teenage mothers as well as sensitize the community and the opinion leaders on the negative impact of putting the young girls in the family way. This will lead to a reduction in the number of teenagers who become mothers. The 100 single teenage mothers after the training in income generating activities will be able to work and be able to gain income to feed their babies with rich nutritious food instead of cheap local gin obtainable at 50 Ghana. Pessewas but deadly.