In India, 48% of children under the age of five are suffering from chronic malnutrition, and one in every three malnourished children in the world lives in India.
First 1,000 days are crucial
The first 1,000 days from the start of a woman’s pregnancy until her child’s second birthday offer a unique opportunity to shape a child’s future. The right nutrition during this crucial time period can have an enormous impact on a child’s ability to grow and learn.
Infants who experience malnutrition and poor growth during the first 1,000 days of their lives are more at risk of having a poor immune system and a low mental growth which can affect their future learning abilities.
Women, girls and children
GAIN focuses its efforts on children, girls and women because nutritious diets are crucial if you want to end the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.
The goal is to improve nutrient intake among hundreds of thousands of children and mothers in India by bringing together groups of women and training them to run their own businesses producing nutritious foods.