Double your impact when you support our Mother & Child Nutrition Program!
According to UNICEF, 33% of the world’s malnourished children live in India. In the rural Tansa Valley, where PRASAD Chikitsa is located, 71% of children are malnourished and nursing and pregnant women have high calorie and protein deficits. Lack of proper nutrition impedes children’s physical and intellectual growth, makes them more susceptible to disease, and adversely affects their life-long earning capacity. With the right interventions, malnutrition can be reduced and prevented.
PRASAD Chikitsa has been providing supplemental nutrition to children and pregnant and nursing mothers across the Tansa Valley for nearly 35 years.
Here’s how the program works:
- PRASAD screens to identify children who need help
- Children up to age six, and pregnant and nursing women receive milk and supplemental nutritional snacks six days a week.
- Our medical team provides regular check-ups to ensure sustained health and growth
Currently, we are serving 150 children, and pregnant and nursing mothers in seven Anganwadis (pre-schools). Our goal is to expand the program to provide 37,500 servings to 250 children and mothers. In just two years of participating in the program, we have seen malnutrition rates drop from 43% to 17%.
When children are healthy, school attendance increases, and a child’s future brightens.
We need your help to raise $8,850 to support our Nutrition Program. Your gift will have double the impact because doTERRA is matching all donations at 100%!
Please consider giving to this amazing campaign – no amount is too small!
We must receive the gifts by February 27, 2022 to be eligible for the match.
Dr. M. Cecilia Escarra
The PRASAD Project