Mothers Learn Too
Infants and children aren’t the only ones benefitting from Self Help International’s
vitamin program in Ghana, mother’s benefit too!
Mothers of children receiving the protein enriched vitamin supplements are not only learning good
health and nutrition practices when they bring their children to the feeding centers.
Self Help staff provides valuable training and education about nutrition, sanitation and
hygiene - information these mothers would otherwise not have access too.
The women then put the new information and techniques into practice in their homes and with their
families. “It’s like a ripple effect,” says Merry Fredrick, Self Help
International Director. “ Mothers inform their families who then inform their
communities. . .the improved practices spread and the entire community
Investing in this education further enhances the benefits of Self Help’s QPM porridge feeding
program to increase protein intake, as well as its distribution of vitamins.
Sound family healthcare practices complement the program and decreased frequency of
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.
Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.Start a Fundraiser