The Project will provide nutritious food supplements for hungry children in an area of rural kenya where a drought has caused food shortage.
The issue, problem or challenge
This project in rural Easter Kenya is treating child malnutrition in a poverty stricken region a drought has caused food shortages and hunger. Some families are desperatley poor with no source of income. Large numbers of young children are seriously underweight and greowth stunted. Some of them die from malnutrition and infections. Special food supplments that are very effective and inexpensive can help this people.
How will this project solve the problem.
In village health clinics childtren are weighed and measured to find those suffering most from hunger and malnutrition. Fodd supplements are given to the mothers of the children most in need. The children are weighed regulary to monitor their progress. The desperately poor families with no income are given a food ration of beans and maize each month(corn).
Potential Long term Impact.
The project will provide nutritious food supplements for the young children whose growth and development are seriously affected by malnutrition, so that they can survive until the food availability problem improves