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Gift vegetable gardens to 120 families with malnourished children.

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Sankhlal’s daughter, Priya, was quite irritable and had become weak, with the bones showing. During one of our routine surveys, she was found to be malnourished. Probing further, it became apparent that the family’s diets was not wholesome and they were missing some key micro – nutrients in their diet. On our recommendation, Sankhlal dug a vegetable garden in his backyard and saved some money to install a water pump for it. Six months after planting the garden, his daughter has now recovered completely and is healthy.

Sankhlal tending to his garden
A key element of preventing or defeating malnutrition in children is ensuring wholesome nutrition during their formative years. A well-rounded diet introduced gradually post the child turning 6 months, lays a solid foundation for them to grow up healthy. Unfortunately, in the remote tribal areas where we work, fresh vegetable and fruits can be difficult to come by.To make sure tribal families, especially children, do not fall prey to malnutrition, we work with them to install vegetable gardens in their backyard. We sow vegetables such as tomatoes, chilies, bottle gourds, okra, cluster beans, spinach, beetroot, fenugreek, coriander leaves and eggplant to name a few. Completely organic and cost-effective, these kitchen gardens can be established and maintained on a small patch of land with minimum technical inputs. Vegetables can be consumed in rotation and there is a wide availability for at least 3 to 4 months in one cycle. Moreover, the families save money, as they do not have to buy them for the market.
Apart from helping them grow fresh veggies, we also conduct cooking demonstrations to explain how best to prepare meals with them while retaining the flavor and nutrition.

Tomatoes in the vegetable garden.
Tomatoes in the garden
We appeal to you to help us provide kitchen garden kits to families affected by malnutrition. Each such kit costs Rs. 2500 and contains seeds, tools, fertilizer and the cost of training.
With your generous support, we plan to reach out to 120 families in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.


About Action Against Hunger
For over four decades, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger, right from the ground up. Our work has impacted the lives of 15 million individuals, through a network of 7100 humanitarian professionals across 50 countries. In India, our operations from the grassroots upwards, are focused on taking decisive action against the causes and effects of malnutrition. We equip people with knowledge and awareness so that they can see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper.
Join us in this journey to make India a Zero Hunger nation.

Note: Action Against Hunger is legally registered as Fight Hunger Foundation under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act 1956.
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