Economic crisis and raw materials increasing price have excluded millions of Indian families from access to basic food, forcing them to fight hunger by choosing between eating, taking care of themselves or sending their children to school. The project aim is to intervene with a health food program to respond adequately to the emergency situation in West Bengal, one of the poorest states in the world.
35% of diseases for denutrition and contaminated water
Some medical examinations showed that in the region bordering Bangladesh, 35% of diagnosed diseases are related to the gastrointestinal tract and to anemia, mainly due to the consumption of infected water and nutritional deficiencies.
A prevention programme
Thanks to the project in West Bengal, a disease prevention program is carried out, resulting in reduced morbidity and infant mortality. In particular, L’Albero della Vita will offer:
- 6 yearly medical controls for each child, with diagnoses and special medical assistancefor the most severe cases
- an annual program for the distribution of 2 daily meals and personal hygiene materials
- Raising awareness on daily hygiene practices aimed at health prevention and therefore reducing the incidence of diseases.
4 million meals for 5.000 children
Thanks to your help we can distribute 4 million meals in one year, guaranteeing regular food and medical visits to 5,000 children aged between 4 and 17 who live in the affected areas.
What you can do
Support the project, help many children have food and medical assistance.