Part proceeds from the sales of these products will be used for Nutrition For Transformation initiative.
India is infamous for its serious hunger and climate change is likely to further worsen its undernutrition levels. Children especially under the age of 5 years are worst affected and lag behind in growth milestones leaving them to suffer for the rest of their lives. The situation is that of crisis and needs an immediate redressal.
NUTRITION FOR TRANSFORMATION
Project to enhance the nutrition of tribal children to improve their health.
Provide nutritionally rich, fortified high protein food to children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years each day for a one year period. The project will include 5000 malnourished tribal children.
Improve the weight of the child by improving the nutrition status.
Consistent year-long nutrition supplementation can have a sustainable and visible impact on the health of the child. Over a period of one year we can look forward to the following sustainable outcomes:
Improvement in weight
Possible reduction in incidence of malnourishment
Possible reduction in incidence of stunting
Raah Foundation is the implementation partner for VKF on this initiative.
Started by Dr. Sarika Kulkarni (PhD in management, professor, writer turned entrepreneur turned development professional) and Girish Kulkarni (alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad) in 2011, Raah Foundation since 2015 has been taking an integrated outcome-focused and impact driven bottom up approach to tribal development. Raah Foundation’s programs include work on water (building/ repairing existing water structures by taking a hydrogeological approach), agriculture, health, women empowerment, traditional art revival (tribal art products are sold through an affiliate social business Raah Creative Designs) and environment.