Health
 Nepal
Project #2055

Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
Vetted
Jun 28, 2012

Education is the Sustainable Solution

Krishna at admission to the NRH
Krishna at admission to the NRH

Krishna Dahal was less than two years old when his parents brought him to a children’s hospital because he suffered from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. After his condition stabilized, the hospital staff referred him to a nearby Nutritional Rehabilitation Home (NRH) because a root cause of his problems was severe malnutrition.

Although Krishna belongs to a middle-class family and both of his parents are well educated, they were unaware of basic nutrition. His mother fed him enough calories every day but he lacked essential nutrients.

When little Krishna arrived at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Home, he was sad, pale, and lifeless. The NRH staff gave him fortified milk and vitamins to supplement the highly nutritious diet fed to everyone at the facility. They also taught his mother about the importance of nutrition for children’s development. After just a month, Krishna reached his target weight and was a happy, healthy baby. His mother became well-nourished and educated.

The Nepal Youth Foundation’s pioneering Nutritional Rehabilitation Home program treats severely malnourished children while teaching their mothers about nutrition and health care. After a few weeks, a healthy child and a healthy and educated mother return home. Learn more about this life-changing program at www.NepalYouthFoundation.org

P.S. To get the latest news about the Nepal Youth Foundation’s work for Nepali children in need, please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nepalyouth

Krishna, just one month later
Krishna, just one month later

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
Project Leader:
Jackie Frost
Sausalito, CA United States
$35,352 raised of $50,000 goal
 
760 donations
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