Food Security Project in Rwanda
YaLa Africa is a non-profit organization that works to improve food security and nutrition in Kigali, Rwanda, by planting community gardens and training 3,000 youth, mothers with severely malnourished children, and those affected by HIV/AIDS, in micro-agriculture, health/hygiene and nutrition.
In Rwanda, 43% of children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition due to food insecurity, which affects both child development and economic growth. YaLa Africa helps low-income households in Kigali improve their food security and nutrition by providing micro-gardening and nutrition training. Micro-gardens allow families to meet their dietary needs by providing access to fresh, nutritious vegetables every day. They also offer a source of extra income from the sale of small surpluses.
Our goal is to plant community gardens and train 3,000 youth and their caregivers in micro-agriculture, health and nutrition, thus allowing them to have control over their food supply and be less vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. Our community nutrition surveillance campaign will allow us to monitor the prevalence of child malnutrition. Since the excess produce can be sold, micro-gardens also provide families with a source of income and contribute to the community's economic growth.
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