Children
 Kenya
Project #26668

Support Child Food Security!

by Global Roots
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Summary

Food security is the basis for solving so many of the problems facing the world's children. Not only does consistent nutrition resolve hunger, malnourishment and subsequent health issues, but food security can be used by extension to bolster education, expand a network of foster homes, and support medical initiatives. Global Roots is supporting children in troubled areas around the world through food security programs such as the Children's Garden Project.
$60,000.00
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Challenge

Nearly 870 million people, or 1 in 8, are reported as chronically undernourished between 2010-2012. Each year, 2.5 million children die of hunger related causes. This says nothing of the children who survive but face significant obstacles to their ability to thrive due to hunger. Side effects of chronic hunger include reduced concentration, recurring infections, stunted growth and increased irritability. Children in these conditions are less are less likely to succeed in school and in life.

Solution

Childrens Gardens provide food security and then take the next step. In each, a garden is created with a produce greenhouse, fruit orchards, hen house and rabbit hutch. This provides consistent, sustainable nutrition for children. Further, the program addresses other local issues. In Kenya, the garden is used to get and KEEP children in school. In Afghanistan, food security is used to source foster families for displaced children. In each region, a local problem is resolved in addition to hunger

Long-Term Impact

Not only will regional child malnourishment decline, but children will have greater stability in education and shelter. Depending on the region, each Children's Garden project will serve a hundred or more children. The gardens will get and keep children in school and in family settings. These children will go on to achieve higher exam scores and greater rates of matriculation. They will suffer fewer infections. And they are more likely to remain in stable family environments.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalroots.org
Global Roots Organization page
Global Roots' Approach to Food Security

Organization Information

Global Roots

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalroots.org
Project Leader:
Rick Montgomery
Portland, OR United States

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