Rajasthan is one of India's poorest states, with every fifth child under 5 years of age suffering from wasting - which means they are extremely underweight with severely compromised immune system and have a higher risk of death. This project will help save lives of such children in tribal areas of Rajasthan, by providing a full 8 week treatment that includes therapeutic food, medicines, caretaker counseling, hygiene kits to restore their health and reduce the risk of mortality.
Fight Hunger Foundation has been working in the Baran district of Rajasthan since 2011. Our work has focused mainly around the Sahariya tribe, one of the many indigenous tribes of Rajasthan. The living standards are poor, for most of the tribe, there is a lack of basic facilities, mother-child care knowledge, poor hygiene and sanitation and a high rates of migration. This program will give a ray of life to 100 children suffering from acute malnutrition in Baran.
The project will provide complete recommended nutrition, medicine and health care to a wasted child. Further for prevention of wasting or any other forms of malnutrition in children, many education activities will be done directly at community level with pregnant & lactating women and caregivers of children. In addition few initiatives like kitchen gardens, engagement of women & men's group, building capacities of local administration and health workers will ensure sustainability,
This project will cure 100 children and give them an opportunity to grow up strong and develop into healthy, productive adults. The community education activities of the project will raise awareness and knowledge among caregivers thereby preventing further instances of acute malnutrition in Baran.