Once mothers in poverty areas of rural Kenya stop breastfeeding, their babies need a nutritious diet. Yet many mothers don't know how to feed their child the food they need. Their babies eat the traditional diet of an starchy corn-based porridge with an occasional helping of local vegetables. A recent survey of children in early childhood classes found that malnutrition, some very severe, was widespread. The photo shows a University of Colorado scientist comparing children's height and weight to World Health Organization's standards. Malnutrition is a leading cause of death and stunted minds and bodies for children five and under.
Your donations will allow provide money for workshops to teach mothers to understand the need for proper nutrition; how to create small kitchen gardens; provide seeds to grow nutritious vegetables; start a nutritious porridge program at 5 schools; and save lives.