#EcoFarmingAgainstHunger: Help People to help themselves

Background:

Child’s nutrition is among the biggest concerns for any mother. In India, women and children are often at the lower end of nutrition which affects their health and development. According to a UNESCO study, poor health can lead to poor participation, irregular attendance and high levels of School drop-out among children in the short-term and low levels of wages earned and productivity in the long-term.

As per the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in India 44% of children under the age of 5 are underweight. The last government study in 2006 by the National Family Health Survey, observed that 72% of infants and 52% of married women are anaemic.

Under this campaign ‘Eco Farming, Against Hunger’ we have various projects which are aligned towards reducing hunger and increasing nutrition levels amongst disadvantaged groups like Adivasis, Dalits, Underprivileged Women, and Small and Marginal farmers.

In the phase 1 of this campaign, we are promoting organically cultivated vegetable gardens to enhance intake of nutritional food for underprivileged families. In each village, 30 women will be supported to develop vegetable gardens in their backyard. One time support will be provided for vegetable seeds, land preparation, and preparation of water channels. Women will be encouraged to grow a variety of vegetables. This will provide the family access to diverse nutritious food around the year. The campaign will cover 600 families across 20 villages in Vidarbha making a positive impact on the nutrition levels of approx. 1200 children.

Concept:

Supporters of the Cause will commit to Rs. 500 per month to the cause for 1 year. We are limiting the number of supporters to the first 200 individuals who will pledge their support. The Phase 1 will go live from 1st May 2014.

Win-Win Proposition:

Benefits to You:

  • Associate with a social cause and contribute towards the development of the underprivileged.
  • Donate in small monthly contributions and make a lasting impact.

Benefits to the Underprivileged Families:

  • Through this partnership, approximately 1200 children, across 600 families spread over 20 villages get access to adequate nutritious food the year around.

Detailed Budget:

S No. Activity Amount (Rs.)
1 One time support for seeds, land preparation and water management @ Rs. 1200 per women for 600 women 720000
2 Agriculture Worker @ Rs. 1500 per month per village for 12 months 360000
3 AfC Project Monitoring and Accompaniment Cost @ 10% 108000
                                                                             Total 1188000

 

About us:

AID FOR CHANGE is an initiative of an International aid organization in India, which has been present here since 1960.

We work with disadvantaged groups – dalits, adivasis, small farmers and underprivileged women in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We have extensive interventions through our following campaigns:

‘No Hunger, More Nutrition’ – Focusing on issues of Rural Poverty through reduction in Hunger & Malnutrition.

‘Natural Resources, Steady Income’ – Focusing on Income Generation through creation of Sustainable Livelihoods.

‘Stop Violence, Empower Women’ – Focusing on Gender Equality through work on issues of Domestic Violence against Women.

 

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