Project Launch: 6-26-19
The district of Ngororero has one of the highest rates of malnourition and stunted growth among children in Rwanda. The Women for Children Development Cooperative was founded in 2018 to address these challenges in Gashubi, Ngororero. With a World Connect grant of $4,936.67, the cooperative will cultivate vegetable gardens in all 5 village commons of Gashubi cell and provide equipment to the village kitchen. The women plan to harvest 100kg of vegetables each week to feed children ages 7 months to 6 years old through the village kitchen. The vegetables that are not used will be sold and the savings will be used to maintain the gardens. The women plan to reduce childhood malnutrition in Gashubi by 90%.