Approximately 45% of children in Zambia are malnourished.
Paving the way to learning by providing a vitamin enriched meal.
One quarter will provide a life-sustaining meal for a child
According to UNICEF, 70% of Zambia's population is "food insecure"...a polite way of saying they do not have adequate quantities of food.
Approximately 45% of children under the age of 5 are malnourished. This number is on the rise because of worsening poverty levels.
Many of the children are deficient in Vitamins A, Iron, and Iodine. The deficiencies can impair the immunity system, increase anemia, and cause brain damage respectively.
We are currently supporting two Feeding Programs...the program at Bill Dever Possibilities Preschool and the program at the Zambia Compound.
POSSIBILITIES PRESCHOOL - Our goal is to incorporate a feeding program into each of our preschools. Currently we are meeting this goal! The children are fed a vitamin enriched porridge which helps combat many of the vitamin deficiencies listed above.
Currently we are providing the life-sustaining porridge 3 days a week to 60 children plus their teachers at Possibilities Preschool.
ZAMBIA COMPOUND - We are providing the life-sustaining porridge, plus a boiled egg as well as fresh fruit (when available) one day a week at the Zambia Compound. There are currently 50 registered children at this feeding program. However, there are approximately 30 extra children who come to be fed. Food is distributed to these extra children until the supply runs out.
For a monthly cost of $150, we can provide life-sustaining porridge for up to 60 children and their teachers three days a week. Your donation will give a child the gift of freedom from hunger and enable them to more readily concentrate on learning.