Location: Gasabo and Musanze districts, Rwanda
Grant Amount: $43,867
Grantee Website: www.gardensforhealth.org
Areas of Impact: Agriculture, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Leadership, Safety and Security
Mission of Gardens for Health International
Gardens for Health International works to provide lasting agricultural solutions to chronic childhood malnutrition.
DFW’s grant will support health and agriculture programming at Bumbogo Health Center. The program will target the mothers of children with a clinical diagnosis of malnutrition and will arm them with the knowledge, resources, and support to feed their families now and into the future. GHI will accomplish this through a combination of comprehensive health education and targeted agricultural support, delivered by community leaders in close collaboration with the partner health center.
The objective is to meaningfully reduce rates of malnutrition in the Bumbogo Health Center area by equipping 120 mothers with the seeds, knowledge, and support to overcome malnutrition over the long term.
Why We Love This Project
GHI works to address the root causes of malnutrition. This organization utilizes a compelling model targeted at mothers in the community to create lasting, sustained improvements in the health of families previously trapped in the vicious cycle of malnutrition. They also have robust outcomes measures.