International Ministries

Nutrition Promotion in Nepal

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.

Goal: $5,500

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.

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.

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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.