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UN Sustainable Goal No. 2 - Eradicate hunger
Nutrition - a necessity for good education.

Short facts about nutrition in India:

In India, 20% of children under the age of 5 suffer from malnutrition. 43% of children in India under the age of 5 are underweight and 48% (i.e. 61 million children) are physically deformed due to poor or inadequate diet.

Malnutrition is significantly higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Frequent births usually causes a higher degree of malnutrition for children being born (due to poor nutrition for the mother). The percentage of children affected by severe underweight is almost five times higher among children with non-educated mothers than among mothers who have 12 or more years of schooling.

The number of children who suffer from malnutrition is completely unacceptable. Have you ever tried to study on an empty stomach? If you have done that, you might want to remember that most of the time went on to figure out "how do I get food?". Nutrition is an important part of SevaChildren's sponsorship program. Good and proper nutrition helps students to focus on the studies while they are at school. Nutrition is the cornerstone of human development!

What we are doing:

  • Daily delivery of additional food for children and families in need.
  • With the help of nutritionists we have developed separate food packages containing all necessary nutrients in order for children to have a healthy development.
  • Information campaigns focusing on healthy food habits for both adults and children.
  • Nutrition for malnourished children and adults (pregnant and elderly people)
  • In special cases, such as deaths and accidents in the family, drought or other accidents, we provide food packages and matresses to the affected families..

With 10% of our sponsorship budget, we are able to provide this support to children and families in our working areas.

In addition to our lunch packages, all schoolchildren in India also receives a meal at school paid by the Authorities.

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"As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it."

– Mahatma Gandhi