The right start in life - maternal and child health
24 year old Zebiba and her husband have a one year old son. They live in the highlands of Ethiopia, far from hospitals, health clinics and other services. At a Hunger Project cooking demonstration in their village, Zebiba and other local mothers and mothers-to-be have learned about the nutritional benefits of a ‘miracle’ plant called moringa. Moringa leaves contain extraordinary levels of vitamins and minerals, key to the strong growth and development of pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies. During the demonsration, they also learned how to use the leaves to prepare moringa porridge and other meals. Now, there is a moringa plantation in the village that is managed by the community, so that everyone can access moringa seedlings, plant a tree in their own backyards, and add the leaves into their family meals. Access to the right nutrition is giving these babies and mothers the best start in life!
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