Project: Girls’ and Mothers’ Clubs

Nutrition and Health



Overview

The project targeted four impoverish communities in Toledo district - Indian Creek, Jordan, Santa Teresa, and Aguacate. These communities are active with the Child Aid and Community Development Project.

 

At the end of the one-year project, 40 girls and 40 mothers improved their knowledge and habits related to reproductive health, sanitation and nutrition.

 


The project created 8 clubs and carried out lessons, actions and cooking demonstrations; centered in a monthly topic or headline.


During the weekly meetings, the clubs implemented the following actions:

  • Establishment of 8 common vegetable gardens and 4 greenhouses.
  • Installation of hand washing facilities outside the greenhouses.
  • Establishment of 4 Moringa nurseries.
  • Construction and management of 4 chicken coops to produce eggs.

  • Community cleaning campaigns for malaria and dengue prevention.
  • Medical checkups with the community health workers.
  • Participation in sporting events (football and volleyball).


Highlights and Updates


Synergies

During project implementation, HPPB collaborated with:

  • Village Alcaldes
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development (MOAFFESD)
  • Ministry of Education (schools in the area)
  • Ministry of Health

Time Frame

Start Date: March 2017

Finish Date: February 2018

Duration: 12 months



This project co-funded by



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