Children
 Ghana
Project #4027

SHI- End Malnourishment for Ghanaian children

by Self-Help International
Apr 24, 2012

Mother's Learn Too

Ghanian women discuss new information
Ghanian women discuss new information

Mothers Learn Too

Infants
and children aren’t the only ones benefiting 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 have no 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 benefits.”


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 reduction in
illnesses continues to decline.




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Organization Information

Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
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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