Its my distinct pleasure to thank you each quarter and to report on the moringa and the project that your donation has supported.
Malnutrition is a major factor in the often high rates of infant and childhood mortality. Worldwide it is estimated that seven million people die each year from chronic undernutrition.
The Moringa oleifera, with its high proteing content and nutritional profile can turn the corner for children. The moringa tree withstands drought, grows quickly from seed or cuttings, and regenerates itself even after the most severe pruning. Although the tree is esteemed for its many medicinal uses, it was not commonly known that the leaves of this tree are extremely nutritious, or that the pods, flowers and growing tips of the tree are also edible. Moringa tree leaves, seeds and pods added on a regular basis to a child's diet, could prevent or cure malnutrition.
This project targets children of preschool age, infants, and women of child-bearing age, pregnant or nursing. Women's groups have been trained to dry the leaves into a powder which is used as a food additive in the treatment of malnourished children and provides their cooperative with an income..
The results are always that mothers and children thrive with a steady diet. and given a chance at being the best they can be. Malnutition is chronic and robs children of their academic and growth potential.
As always, your support is crucial in buying powdered moringa from women's groups to distribute to children in mountainous areas where the nighttime temperature drops too low for moringa to grow. In these areas, we target preschool feeding programs and prenatal and postnatal care programs.
Thank you for your donation in the past. If you would like to continue your support, the seeds you plant today, grow into healthy thriving individuals capable of anything.
You never know who you are nourishing.
Best wishes in this holiday season abd Thank YOU,