Kezia, a 15 year old mother, was ignorant about the nutritional requirements she needed as a new mother. Because of this, her one month old baby was malnourished and frequently falling sick.
Her baby’s health started improving when she joined the Buyengo Nutrition Care Group (NCG) where she was equipped with the knowledge about nutrition and backyard gardening. The care group was established and strengthened by Ashwa through the Scaling Up Nutrition Interventions (SUNI) in Busia district to reduce maternal and child mortality by addressing issues critical to the health of new mothers, newborns and young children.
“My daughter gave birth during a very difficult time.I had just lost my job during the lockdown and couldn’t care for her baby. I thank Ashwa for skilling her in kitchen gardening. Our household now has enough food and she’s able to earn money to look after her baby”