AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - "A seed, a life" campaign against malnutrition

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Approximately 400 000 children with their respective families in Mozambique will benefit from the effects of the campaign against malnutrition called "A seed, a life", promoted by the Spanish Antena 3 Foundation. Thanks to this project the food security of beneficiaries will improve. The program also provides for the distribution of seeds so that families can grow them in their gardens and ensure a sufficient and balanced diet, the distribution of milk to ensure the survival of children. According to the Spanish Foundation, in southern Mozambique there is a malnutrition rate of 37%, one of the highest in the world. The Foundation was established in 2005 with the primary objective of protecting children through various programs aimed at enhancing their skills and education. The commitment is to help children and adolescents, supporting them with the necessary support for their welfare and their education, as well as encouraging social awareness about their rights, needs and interests. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 24/01/2012)