Hunger
 Rwanda
Project #17895

Food Security for 3,000 Women & Children in Rwanda

by Glocal Forum YaLa Africa

Summary

YaLa Africa works to improve food security and nutrition in Kigali, Rwanda, by planting community gardens and training 3,000 youth, mothers with severely malnourished children, and those affected by HIV/AIDS, in micro-agriculture, health/hygiene and nutrition.
$8,926.84
total raised
116
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

In Rwanda, 43% of children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition due to food insecurity, which affects both child development and economic growth. YaLa Africa helps low-income households in Kigali improve their food security and nutrition by providing micro-gardening and nutrition training. Micro-gardens allow families to meet their dietary needs by providing access to fresh, nutritious vegetables every day. They also offer a source of extra income from the sale of small surpluses.

Solution

We plant micro-gardens and provide seeds, fertilizer and training on how to use small spaces to grow local crops and improve health and nutrition. By providing low-income households -- especially mothers with severely malnourished children and those affected by HIV/AIDS -- with control over their food supply, we make children less vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. Since families can sell surpluses on the local market, the micro-gardens also provide a source of extra income.

Long-Term Impact

We will plant community gardens and train 3,000 youth and their caregivers in micro-agriculture, health and nutrition, thus allowing them to have control over their food supply and be less vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. Our community nutrition surveillance campaign will allow us to monitor the prevalence of child malnutrition. Since the excess produce can be sold, micro-gardens also provide families with a source of income and contribute to the community's economic growth.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

YaLa Africa

Organization Information

Glocal Forum YaLa Africa

Location: Kigali, n/a - Rwanda
Website: https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​YalaAfrica
Project Leader:
Barbara Borgese
Kigali, Rwanda

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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