Preventing Malnutrition Among Women and Children

by Brothers Self Help Group

Summary

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.
$325
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​sites.google.com/​site/​brothersselfhelpgroup/​
Preventing Malnutrition Among Women and Children
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Organization Information

Brothers Self Help Group

Project Leader:
Vincent Atitwa
Founder
Mumias, Kenya

Funded Project!

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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