We are maintaining a Women's Training Garden and providing Nutrition Training in village schools. Our trainings focus on not only the importance of nutrition, but practical ways families can increase the nutrition they are receiving daily. So far we have trained over 128 women and are operating in 11 village schools.
Lack of resources and education lead small farmers, who are most often women, to not be able to harvest the most productive yield or to plant crops that are not suitable in their nutritional value. Malnutrition is an important part of this and leads to mental and physical stunting, especially among children.
Women from many villages come and learn about: composting, harvest cycle, increased crop production, nutrition, recipes, and sale of produce. The goal is to increase production so families have more to eat and have enough left over to make extra income. We teach school children about the importance of nutrition, especially while they are young and growing. It also teaches them how they will do better in school if they have better nutrition. We are informing multiple generations this way!
Multiple generations and members of a family now have access to education about nutrition. They will continue to use this information and teach others in their community which will lead to a healthier village. The excess production will provide more opportunity for economic development, especially for women.