Preventing Malnutrition Among Women and Children

$325 $4,675
Raised Remaining


BSHG is working, along with 200+ farmers, to ensure that rural Kenyans are self sufficient and able to feed themselves by educating and supporting local farmers on sustainable agricultural methods.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project addresses chronic malnutrition among the rural poor, in particular women and children. Through access to improved seed varieties, education, and training, the project ensures that cassava, a food staple threatened by disease, remains viable in the area. Beyond the immediate benefits of food security, the project also ensures local self sufficiency, increases household incomes, passes on vital life skills, keeps children in school, and improves the health of the community.

How will this project solve this problem?

Demonstration plots will be created and cuttings provided to farmers, along with training on cassava varieties, production, marketing and value addition. This allows the community to create businesses around a crop currently only grown for survival.

Potential Long Term Impact

The whole community will improve as malnutrition declines and income sources increase. For example, women will be able to use the skills learned and apply them to other areas, enabling them to diversify their income sources through micro-businesses.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $325

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $325 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Map of Preventing Malnutrition Among Women and Children