Feed a Rwandan Family for a Week
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The world produces a surplus of food, yet chronic hunger afflicts more than 850 million people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the developing world.
Every year 6 million children die from causes related to hunger and malnutrition. Community-based studies of children under the age of five have found that being hungry and underweight causes more than 60 percent of deaths from diarrhea, the biggest killer of children after neonatal disorders.
At Partners In Health project sites, clinicians and community health workers evaluate patients' needs and identify those who require food support to improve the effectiveness of medications and alleviate the burden of hunger. Each month in Rwanda, more than 1,200 patients and their families receive food baskets filled with nutritious staples such as rice, beans, and vegetable oil.
This Gift That Gives More™ provides a week of nourishing food for a needy Rwandan family.
Report from the Field
Through its Food Security and Livelihood Program, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) provided medical treatment has now equipped more than 900 families with the knowledge and tools needed to grow their own nutrient-rich foods and make healthy eating choices. With your help, we were able to enroll 600 of these households in 2013 alone.
Partners In Health (PIH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, and by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
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