Children
 Thailand
Project #12293

Delivering protein to children in Thailand

by The Rights of the Child, Inc.

Summary

It has been documented by various international agencies that most of the 30,000 children living on the Thai/Myanmar border suffer from malnutrition and insufficient consumption of protein in their daily diets. Proteins are found in small amounts in many foods but are mostly in meat. Raising rabbits and distributing rabbit meat is an economical and culturally acceptable way to provide high yield nutrition which satisfies the need for protein and micro-nutrients in the diets of growing children.
$99,999
total goal
$87,054
remaining
66
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Most of the 30,000 children living on the Thai/Myanmar border suffer from malnutrition and insufficient consumption of protein in their daily diets. There is little protein in their diet, this being associated with high rates of childhood wasting, underweight, and stunting. It is clear that protein deficiency in children has long term effects on their development and immune system.

Solution

As a pilot program, we seek to provide initial empirical evidence that the delivery of appropriate amounts protein to children, who have been largely deficient in protein, will increase their immune system to fight off diseases, will increase their physical growth, and therefore will increase their general health.

Long-Term Impact

The Rights of the Child will add nutritional balance to the diet of children in two orphanages on the Thai/Myanmar border. As a pilot program, we seek to provide initial empirical evidence that the delivery of protein to children, who have been largely deficient in protein, will improve their ability to fight off diseases, will increase their physical growth, and therefore will increase their general health. We hope to be able to expand this project to other orphanages.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.therightsofthechild.org
"The Rights of the Child" website.

Organization Information

The Rights of the Child, Inc.

Location: Washington, NJ - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.therightsofthechild.org
The Rights of the Child, Inc.
Project Leader:
Harold Engel
Founder & President
Washington, New Jersey United States

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