The volunteer trainers helping to tackle malnutrition in DR Congo
Image by DFID – UK Department for International Development
Anastasie Nakahosa and Pauline Velo, community volunteers who were trained in healthy nutrition techniques by Action Against Hunger in the rural town of Masi Manimba, DRC, with the help of UK aid. They now train families in their communities, educating them how to eat more healthily with the local produce that they grow in community farming projects.
Acute malnutrition is a major public health problem across the Democratic Republic of Congo. UK aid has supported the government of DRC and aid agencies including Action Against Hunger to provide emergency nutrition response programmes across DRC in 2010 and 2011.
In some areas, the communities have taken the ideas that Action Against Hunger brought to them, and organised themselves to tackle malnutrition from the ground up – by forming their own co-operative farms and self-support groups.
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