Project #2055

Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
Aug 14, 2013

Help end child hunger

Jal Bahadur at admission to the NRH
Jal Bahadur at admission to the NRH

Nutritional Rehabilitation Home staff discovered Jal C. in April 2013 during an outreach camp in rural Nepal.  The 39-month old boy was so malnourished he could not stand, walk, talk or eat properly. They enrolled him and his father in the NRH and the youngster recovered after only 20 days.

Jal is from an extremely poor family in the rural hills of Nepal. His mother died last year and his father cares for Jal and his seven-year-old sister. As part of the NRH training, Jal's father learned how to prepare low cost nutritious food for his children and to practice good sanitation.  He was able to go back to his village and share this knowledge with his neighbors.

Last year, 1,178 children received care in the eight NRHs under NYF managment. More than 80 percent of these children were under age 5. At the same time, 1,073 caretakers learned about food, nutrition, health, hygiene and sanitation in the training sessions.

NYF builds the NRHs on the grounds of existing hospitals. After the clinics are operational for five years, NYF turns them over to the Nepal government, while NYF continues to oversee the operations.

We continue to be deeply grateful for your support of the NRH program and, especially, when we can save a child like Jal from starvation. Please give as generously as you can, so that we can continue to help children in Nepal grow up to live as fully as possible.

Jal Bahadur 20 days later
Jal Bahadur 20 days later

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Organization Information

Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jackie Frost
Sausalito, CA United States
$34,298 raised of $50,000 goal
739 donations
$15,702 to go
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