Malnutrition stems from poverty, disease, inadequate food supplies, and lack of knowledge. Our programs provide forums within villages/communities to work on eliminating each of these factors. Together with other technical training, we provide human nutrition training that will facilitate project participants to consume animal source protein and other nutrient rich foods. In turn, our project partners are able to feed their children nutrient rich and diversified diets rather than selling everything they produce.
Some ways that our training helps families are:
- Group savings accounts and the sale of animal products help to increase income for the entire community
- Nutritionists have found that moderate animal product consumption, especially meat, can improve child growth and cognitive development
- Animal products help relieve deficiencies of vitamins A and B12
Village groups learn together from other project partners on topics specific to the village needs. When villagers work together, they begin to share concerns for their collective health care and seek ways to solve the deficiency.