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India

Give-a-Day - Fighting malnutrition

GAIN received DKK 18,000,000 from BESTSELLER's GIVE-A-DAY event in April 2015. The donation will help GAIN provide food for malnourished mothers and children in India

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Agriculture & Food production
Project
Give-a-Day - Fighting malnutrition
Location
India
Budget
18,000,000 DKK
Type
Grant
Partner
GAIN
Period
Aug 2015 Aug 2018

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.

this project will 

  • Improve nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children (aged six to 36 months) by giving them access to healthy and nutritious food.
  • Help improve the value chain between the small food productions and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS - federally sponsored social welfare scheme of the Government of India).

THIS PROJECT WILL 

  • Provide women with the opportunity to make a living by running and working in factories producing fortified cereal powder  

India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and seven union territories.

The 486.6-million worker Indian labour force is the world's second-largest, as of 2011. The service sector makes up 55.6% of GDP, the industrial sector 26.3% and the agricultural sector 18.1%.
(Source: Wikipedia)