Thanks to you, the GFSA will soon help lift millions of people who would otherwise continue to suffer from the ravages of extreme poverty. GFSA provides the tools needed to end global hunger and malnutrition in our lifetime.
"What happens in those 1,000 days determines to a large extent the course of a child’s life -- his or her ability to grow, learn, work, succeed – and, by extension, the long-term health, stability and prosperity of the society in which that child lives."
In his new book, "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children – And the World," Roger Thurow takes readers into the lives of families in four corners of the world—Uganda, India, Guatemala, and the United States—in order to show the science, economics, and politics of malnutrition.
She says Kenyan diets are often rich in carbohydrates, but lacking in the meat and brightly colored vegetables that provide things like vitamin A, folic acid, and zinc—which is particularly critical for children and pregnant women.
With so few resources to go around, one increasingly popular way of fighting malnutrition is by empowering local people like Edith to produce their own nutritious food, which can both feed vulnerable mothers and children, and be sold in order to provide them with an income.
Before, these salt flats were not iodized and of very poor quality, putting newborns at risk of iodine deficiency disorders—a cause of preventable brain damage. But after support from MI, Marie's salt flat is iodized and her business has grown in a big way!