Health
 India
Project #1779

Micronutrients in Soymilk for 15,000 Kids-Orissa

by Malnutrition Matters - Food Technology Solutions

Summary

This project provides 200ml of micro-nutrient enriched soymilk to 15,000 primary school students 6 days a week with 20 sets of non-electric equipment (VitaGoats) run by women's Self-Help Groups.
$4,526
total raised
47
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

The primary problem being addressed is malnutrition and intestinal parasites among children in rural Sambalpur, Orissa, India. Income security for unskilled rural women is also addressed. The primary school student beneficiaries receiving the enriched soymilk and de-worming medicine will experience significantly better health in terms of growth, academic capability and decreased illness; more likely resulting in fully contributing members of society.

Solution

The enriched soymilk and medicine provided to primary school students through local food processing with the VitaGoat will provide a critical increase in protein and micronutrients, reducing disease, and creating employment for rural women.

Long-Term Impact

Over two years, the 15,000 children receiving the fortified soymilk & deworming medicine will enjoy superior growth and decreased illness. This will improve the quality of life for them and their families, and increase their ability to learn.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.malnutrition.org
Orissa Project status
BISWA - Orissa, partner NGO

Organization Information

Malnutrition Matters - Food Technology Solutions

Location: Ottawa, Ontario - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.malnutrition.org
Project Leader:
Hart Jansson
Project Manager
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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