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Provide Nutrition For Severely Malnourished Children
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  • KK

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    Karthik Kumar
  • PT

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Payir Trust

    from Thenur village

80G tax benefits for INR donations

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Payir Trust - Nutrition for Severely Malnourished Children

About Payir
Payir (meaning “sapling” in Tamil) is a community-based not-for-profit organization, based in
Thenur village – located in one of the most backward districts (Perambalur) in Tamil Nadu.
Our area of work primarily focuses on:
  • Education initiatives
  • Children nutrition programs
  • Skill development and creating rural enterprises
  • Community healthcare
  • Agriculture and watershed management programs
We also have initiatives in the following subsidiary programs:
  • Improving local governance
  • Creating social solidarity
The fundamental idea is holistic rural empowerment and to develop a dynamic evolving,
sustainable model which enables everyone to lead a socially and economically productive life.

Nutrition for Severely Malnourished Children
Challenges
  • Nearly 50% of children in public schools are severely malnourished
  • Over 70% of girl children and young women are anemic
  • Poor nutrition levels lead to frequent illnesses and fatigue
  • School absence and drop out rates are high
Payir’s Intervention
  • Provided nutritious breakfast to primary schools nearby
  • Initiated a supplementary nutrition program targeting common nutrition and calorie deficiencies in anganwadis, primary, middle and high schools
  • Conducted programs and theater workshops to increase community awareness of nutrition and child growth
Impact
  • Our nutrition program has reached 35,000 children
  • Nearly 50% of severely malnourished children are no longer malnourished. Over 70% showed significant improvement. Anemia prevalence in adolescent girls has more than halved
  • The government has partnered with Payir to expand the reach of the supplementary nutrition program to the entire district
  • School attendance improved to nearly 100% due to our nutrition programs

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