FOOD AND WATER SAVE LIVES

In 2016, we launched the #FeedMozambique campaign and raised over $7,000 to help with the food crisis. The funds were used for nutrition and food programs primarily for at-risk children. We held a nutrition and HIV prevention training for over 20 HIV+ mothers who were continuing to nurse their babies past the recommended timeframe because of a lack of food to feed them. Mothers who chose to stop nursing were enrolled in our nutrition program in partnership with the local hospital, and were given three month's worth of baby food to supplement their diet while they learn to eat regular food with the rest of the family. Malnourished children in the area were also admitted into the nutrition program and given food. Over 20 babies were given 3 months worth of baby food. Outstanding women leaders in the community were given food aid: cornflour, cooking oil, and beans, to last the month. Toothpaste and soap were also distributed in the community. Lastly, small home gardens were promoted and seeds were distributed to help community members have a food source near their home that they can water with well water and that isn't dependent on rainwater.