Nutrition Promotion in Nepal
About this Mission Project
Western Nepal is a severely malnourished region where medical help is days away. Half of all children are malnourished, resulting in diarrhea, dehydration and death. The Nutrition Promotion Project of Human Development and Community Services (HDCS) aims to involve health education and nutrition support in this region.
The project will distribute packets of “super flour,” a nutrient-dense porridge, to malnourished children. It will empower communities through health, hygiene and sanitation education and training. It will also support and expand the other preventative services of community health workers.
- $110 purchases 10 children’s food for a month.
- $275 covers the costs of supplies needed for sanitation training.
- $330 supports home visits and education for grandmothers and school children.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $5,500 annually for the next three years to provide staff with supplies for community-based nutrition promotion in western Nepal that will directly impact 700 children in three surrounding areas. The purpose is to provide malnutrition awareness and prevention; health, hygiene and sanitation education; and nutrient enriched foods such as “super flour” for at-risk children, at a cost of $10 per child each month.
This project will be managed by the public health program coordinator for HDCS. It is anticipated that this project will improve the quality of life through healthier hygiene and nutrition habits that will reduce the mortality and morbidity rates.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with HDCS and its partners in Nepal that God would provide all necessary funds and resources for this project to impact and change the lives of hundreds of children in several communities.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Nepal/HDCS/Nutrition Program on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
Ramesh Malla, pictured with his mother, is a 27-month-old child. His family walked for three days to the Chaurjahari Hospital, where he was diagnosed with severe malnutrition. Ramesh weighed only 14 pounds instead of the 23 typical for his age. While he was treated in time, many children go undiagnosed as their parents rely on traditional healers and superstitions.