As you’ll recall, as part of my goal to raise awareness about global poverty on this blog, I’ve decided to use this space to promote the 58: Global Impact Tour. This month focuses on child nutrition in Mozambique.
In response to 44 percent of children living in Mozambique being malnourished, Food for the Hungry is working to improve nutrition through agriculture. In 50 rural communities in the Sofala province, FH staff are teaching mothers about nutrition and how to grow vegetables. Mothers learn to avoid using pesticides and carefully manage water. They also learn about the nutritional importance of the vegetables they grow. With the Seeds for Nutrition project, $7,000 will provide 7,000 mothers with seeds to grow vegetables in backyard gardens. These vegetables will be used to feed each mothers family. It is estimated 35,000 men, women and children-with the majority being children-will benefit from this project. The result will be moving children out of malnourishment into better health.
To learn how you can make a difference, visit http://my.live58.org/tour today to join the global fast.
Disclosure: This post has not been compensated in any way, however I do work for one of the organizations that is part of this initiative.