Children in Indian streets, slums, and villages are malnourished as their families cannot afford three meals a day. They spend each day hoping that they will find some food to eat at least for the day. The food is either begged, donated by a kind soul, picked from the trash, or by other means. The children don't know if they will be lucky enough the next day to get food. Your support can help these children get three nutritious and delicious meals a day and ensure a better life for them.
India was ranked 101 out of 116 countries and its hunger issue has been classified as "serious" in the recently released Global Hunger Index. Also, results of the latest National Family Health Survey in India, showed that child stunting and child wasting increased compared to 2015-16. India is constantly experiencing a downtrend in hunger and nutrition indicators and this can have a serious rather fatal impact on early childhood development. Children living on the streets are the worst affected.
iPartner India will provide three nutritious, hygienic, and healthy meals a day to 1,000 children. This will help in their physical development at a crucial time when it is most important for them. The food will be cooked by the community people in different communities so that children can have easy access to the food. A monthly balanced meal plan would be decided in advance to ensure it covers essential nutrients in the meal. No child will sleep hungry in the area covered by iPartner India.
A well-nourished and healthy child will mean that it can develop physically and grow up to its full potential. It will also impact the physical skills, behaviours, and cognitive development of children as they grow. Even though a child has many varied needs, the one who has been fed properly will at least have the scope to grow up healthy and strong. The families will be able to focus more on the livelihood generation, health, and education needs of the children when they will be fed properly.