Save children the pain of hunger
Focus: Children and Youth, Social Exclusion, Health
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We've raised Rs.12,606 - enough to treat six children :)
Worldwide almost half of all child deaths are from nutrition-related causes, hunger being one of them. Often called the ‘invisible problem’, chronic under nutrition affects almost half of India’s children. This makes them more prone to disease and undermines their physical and mental development, which in turn affects the future health and wealth of the nation. When malnutrition is predictable, preventable and treatable, why allow it to continue?WHY IN MADHYA PRADESH
India’s largest state is also home to the most number of malnourished children in the country – and its prevalence is concentrated in the districts that Jan Sahas operate. Khargone, Dewas and Panna has a large population of poverty-stricken, socially excluded Dalits and tribals with malnutrition having become a part of their intergenerational cycle, passed on from mother to child.
Undernutrition undermines the survival, growth and development of children and women, and diminishes the strength and capacity of nations.
Despite its status as an economic powerhouse, deadly malnutrition persists in a bewildering degree in India…[accounting] for 54% of all undernutrition-related child deaths worldwide.
If I had one wish I can get rid of any disease, any health problem, I will pick nutrition. Malnutrition causes the greatest problem, not only for the kid who dies but the kid who survives, who never fully develops physically and mentally.
To implement this project, Jan Sahas field staff will screen under-fives for their weight and height to identify MAM children. The success of this Fundraiser will pay to treat 100 such children. It will cover the costs of the raw material – wheat, groundnut and jaggery – and production of MyNutrimix, a powdered food supplement. Over the 90-day feeding programme, Jan Sahas will closely monitor and record the progress of the children.
WALKING long distances from home to high school has its dangers in rural India - especially for adolescent girls. Help IHMP buy 50 cycles at ₹4,000 each so girls can ride to school, instead of dropping out.
CHILDREN are the least to blame for eroding the environment, but will bear the brunt of its impact in their lifetime. Help MCF empower young minds with the knowledge to beat the challenges of climate change.
SHARING a dorm with pals can be great fun - until you fall ill, spread the infection and miss school. Baale Mane have planned a sick room for their girls but need funds to equip it with beds, medicines, etc.
EVERY year, 35,000 babies are born with cleft lip or palate in India - and currently one million need surgery. Help Mission Smile give this life changing op for free to five such children of poor families.
THE education system leaves youth ill-equipped to deal with situations beyond the textbook - especially those who enjoy little privilege. Help Medha teach critical life skills to 25 urban poor schoolgoers.
Through the fundraiser, we managed to raise Rs12,600. The nutrition camp hosted 12 mothers and 10 MAM children, with the costs of 6 of the children being covered by the fundraiser.
The 12-day nutrition camp educated mothers about good practices with regards to malnourishment, breastfeeding and hygiene. We also showed mothers how to prepare healthy porridges with vegetables pulses, and rice. After 12 days of participating in the nutrition camp, the children gained between 20grams to 1kg.
The biggest transformation can be seen in 20-month-old Manju who was born underweight. Until the nutrition camp, her basic needs such as food, nutrition and sanitation, had gone unattended for the most part because of her family’s strained economic situation. After practising all her learnings from the nutrition camp, Manju’s mother managed to get Manju’s weight up from 7.6kg to 8.6kg!