Health
 Kenya
Project #2777

Feed hungry children in Kenya

by Global Health Partnerships Inc
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Summary

This project will provide nutritious food supplements for hungry children in an area of rural Kenya where a drought has caused food shortages
$54,835
total goal
$20,399
remaining
498
donors
4
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

This project in rural eastern Kenya is treating child malnutrition in a poverty-stricken region where a drought has caused food shortages and hunger. Some families are desperately poor with no source of income. Large numbers of young children are seriously underweight and growth stunted. Some of them die from malnutrition and infections. Special food supplements that are very effective and inexpensive. Local community health workers will weigh the children regularly to monitor their growth.

Solution

In village health clinics children are weighed and measured to find those suffering most from hunger and malnutrition. Food supplements are given to the mothers of children most in need. The children are weighed regularly to monitor their progress. The desperately poor families with no income are given a food ration of beans and maiza (corn) each month.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide nutritious food supplements for the young children whose growth and development are seriously affected by malnutrition, so that they can survive until the food availability problem improves.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.GHP-USA.org

Organization Information

Global Health Partnerships Inc

Location: Albuquerque, NM - USA
Website: http:/​/​ghpusa.wordpress.com/​
Project Leader:
Angelo Tomedi
Project Leader
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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