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Nourishing Futures: Combating Malnutrition in India
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    Created by

    Bhavishya Sakti
  • mc

    This fundraiser will benefit

    marginalised communities

    from Bidhan Nagar, West Bengal

The Challenge: A Silent Emergency

In West Bengal, India, a silent emergency is unfolding. 34% of children under five suffer from stunting and acute undernutrition. Nationwide, 38% of young children are stunted, with higher rates in marginalized communities. This isn't just about hunger but a lack of proper nutrition that can lead to life-long consequences. Malnutrition is not just a health issue but a barrier to social and economic development.

Our Vision: A Stigma-Free Society Nourished with Knowledge and Nutrition

We envision a world where every child, regardless of their background, has access to the nutrition they need to live a healthy, productive life. We aim to eliminate the stigma around malnutrition and provide low-cost, nutritious food with essential knowledge that empowers communities to break the cycle of poverty and illness.

Our Mission: Empowering Through Food and Education

1. Free Meal Distribution: We're in Kolkata, providing free, nutritious meals to underprivileged, displaced, financially vulnerable, and refugee children.

2. Nutrition Education: Knowledge is power. We're training women as Culinary Educators who will spread critical nutrition knowledge within their communities.

Why We Need Your Help The issue of malnutrition is vast, and we can't tackle it alone. We need your support to:

- Purchase and distribute nutritious food.

- Develop and deliver educational materials.

- Train Culinary Educators to be agents of change in their communities.

Your Impact

- 1,000 INR feeds a child for a week.

- 5,000 INR trains a Culinary Educator.

- 50,000 INR provides educational materials to a community.

Please note that a small portion of funds raised is required to support the project overheads

About the Mobile Teaching Kitchen International Initiative

The MTK model is a nutrition education tool that aims to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition. It improves diet and health outcomes in underserved and marginalized communities with various socioeconomic backgrounds. The program serves as a community hub for malnutrition prevention, health promotion, and disease prevention. With grassroots action research, the MTK trains marginalized women to become micro-entrepreneurs and culinary health educators, with the potential to improve Nutrition-related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) across multiple sectors of society.

The MTK model directly impacts the lives and livelihoods of participating communities and strengthens community resilience by facilitating knowledge around access to lower-cost healthy diets and associated information on adopting healthier dietary patterns, thereby improving food and nutrition security.

Join Us in Nourishing the Future 

No matter how small, every donation brings us closer to a world where no child goes to bed hungry or malnourished. Together, we can build a healthier, more resilient society.

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Thank you for being part of this vital journey to nourish and empower the future generations of India. Together, we can make a difference!  

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