Help Us Provide Nutritious Food to Vulnerable Kids

by Trust for Social Achievement Foundation Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

TSA is committed to providing nutritional support to 70 teenage moms and their infants by subsidizing the cost of warm baby food to promote healthy growth. Roma moms often can't afford to feed their infants any food at all. As a result, over 60% of Roma kids become anemic, developing stunted mental and physical capacities. We are partnering with a local food kitchen to provide moms with nutritional baby food on a daily basis, ensuring that disadvantaged kids have constant access to nourishment.

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Challenge

Teen pregnancy rates in Bulgaria are extremely high, and many of the girls who become pregnant live in poor, segregated Roma communities, lacking access to basic resources or information. Due to severe poverty, the majority of mothers and children suffer from anemia, which causes stunted physical and cognitive development. This yields poor learning outcomes, and in severe cases, premature death and disability with significant long-term consequences.

Solution

TSA is working with a baby food kitchen in the Fakulteta area to provide 70 Roma girls with pregnancy supplements or warm, nutritious meals for their children on a daily basis. In order to feed their malnourished infants, TSA will enroll the mothers in the program and subsidize the cost of their food on an individual basis. In doing so, TSA is able to guarantee that vulnerable teenage moms are providing nutritious foods to their children, which then allows their infants to undergo normal growth.

Long-Term Impact

Childhood stunting due to malnutrition and starvation deserves urgent attention as it impacts the physical growth and cognitive development of the child affected. By giving teen moms the resources to adequately feed their kids, we will improve Bulgaria's future and provide these kids with the chance to lead normal, happy, healthy lives. We will measure the impact of improved nutrition on growth and iron levels, and if improved, municipalities will subsidize the program for at-risk populations.

Resources

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Organization Information

Trust for Social Achievement Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
Website: http:/​/​www.socialachievement.org
Project Leader:
Boyan Dimitrov
Sofia, Bulgaria

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