Project #4027

SHI- End Malnourishment for Ghanaian children

by Self-Help International
Apr 24, 2012

Mothers Learn Too

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
illnesses continues..


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Organization Information

Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Carly Hood-Mahoney
Waverly, Iowa United States
$5,336 raised of $8,360 goal
91 donations
$3,024 to go
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