Hunger, disease & poverty cause tremendous suffering.
FARM STEW Uganda
To successfully shape change, we continually work on the following projects.
Malnutrition continues to be a leading driver of the global burden of disease.
It is responsible for almost half of all deaths of children under five years old –more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
East Africa is the region in the developing world with the highest prevalence of stunting, at 35.6%, a devastating form of malnutrition that is irreversible.
In response, FARM STEW started with a simple strategy to nourish children.
Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery. Women and children constitute the population with the highest vulnerability to these malnutrition issues. They often are the underlying cause of premature death. Rural children are often 45% more likely to die.
Nutritional deficiencies stem from a variety of factors including poor soils, sanitation, and low dietary diversity. FARM STEW addresses all these factors with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life.
Little Sarah below has indications of stunting and protein deficiency.
While the overall number of world’s extremely poor has been reduced in recent decades, the percentage of those living in Sub-Saharan Africa has grown from 17.4% to 27.7%.
Extreme poverty, measured at $1.90 per person per day, disproportionately affects children.
387 million, or 19.5% of the world’s children, live in extreme poverty!
"In as much as you've done it to the least of these, you've done it unto Me"
Jesus in Matthew 25:40
That's why we are there and care.