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At this time of year, food and resources are
stretched to the limit, these are difficult months to
survive before the next maize harvest comes in.
During our final Food Programme distribution—
(on a Tuesday ) we asked beneficiaries when
they’d last eaten……The results were sobering.
Only 2% had had anything for breakfast that day.
28% had eaten something yesterday
24% hadn’t eaten since Sunday
38% last meal was Saturday
8% hadn’t eaten since Friday. Appalling statistics!
These are the most vulnerable—frail elderly folk, or AIDS-
If they have no resources for basic food, what other things are they living without?
Aid Africa/OHP’s response …..
Aid Africa/ Open Hand Projects’ main food distribution provided enough maize for the subsistence of 175 vulnerable families -
We are still distributing our goats’ milk to orphaned and AIDS-
Moving older babies (12m) off the milk programme to make way for
acutely vulnerable younger infants,seemed sensible with a finite amount
of milk, but we soon found these youngsters were heading back into
malnutrition because there was little food at home.The phala mix (fortified porridge) is prepared, milled, then transported with the milk to Bwanali Village to the 50 babies on the Programmes.
Local women cook and serve to the older vulnerable children on our list—any extra is shared around amongst siblings and others. We’ve added moringa to the mix of maize, soya, dried fish, oil or groundnuts, salt and sugar.
This monthly event is going well, 30 elderlies are catered for, though 40 turned up last time and the food spread to meet that need! Apart from a nutritious meal, they have the opportunity to socialise, meeting together with old friends, and are helped home with some extra food for the orphans in their care.
Summer Report 2014
Life is still tough .......
Food Programme ….
Likuni Phala ….
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