Malnutrition in India is one of the main concerns especially among children below the age of 5 since the prevalence of underweight children in India is 19.3 percent (National Family Health Survey, Food and Agriculture Organization) , one of the highest in the world. Hence more than one third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. The major cause of malnutrition being the inequality in social status and the lack of the necessities that are required in order to raise children. The administrative bodies of our country have attempted with various schemes and grants to eradicate malnutrition within the booming population of India but this cause still requires more support in order to decrease the percentage of malnutrition, especially among children of the underprivileged class.
As a result of this rising issue we want to work towards the eradication of malnutrition as we feel that nutrition is an important factor for the well-being and proper development of a child. Malnutrition not only causes health issues for children but it can affect an individual in the long run during adulthood such as stunted growth, eye problems, diabetes, anemia as well as heart diseases, etc as a result of vitamins and micronutrient deficiency in the human body.
Therefore, as responsible citizens we want to take the initiative in helping and providing food to the malnourished children so that they are able to receive the necessary nutrition for proper growth and maintain good health. We deem this cause as important as these children are the future of our country and in such a way we ensure the overall well-being of the society, it is mandatory that we provide them with proper nutrition and assistance.
Today, 690 million people around the world will go to sleep on an empty stomach. But your support in this cause means that one child will not have to starve themself to sleep at the end of the day. It is upto you about how you would like to support this cause, whether it is in terms of making a one-off donation or setting up a monthly gift. In this way, you are ensuring to change the lives of others who need it. By supporting the cause, you will be providing the children one meal which would make a great difference in their lives.
The problem of poverty has been a part of our society and the people have no source of income due to which it is difficult for them to provide for their families out of which children suffer the most. Hence through this cause we have decided to help them with the monthly ration, providing them with cooked food, as well as sanitary products.