Children need a balanced diet to grow, a well-fed child is more likely to reach their true potential. COVID-19 has adversely affected children not only physically but psychologically and emotionally too. In addition, most of the identified beneficiaries are seropositive and have comorbidities, becoming even more vulnerable.
KCA has committed to providing emergency supplies to 581 children in 259 families in Pune, India. With the support of Sahara Aalhad, KCA’s long-standing partner in India, KCA is delivering emergency supplies to the most vulnerable children. These emergency supply baskets include nutritious food and hygiene kits.
For $30 a child receives a food basket and a hygiene kit that benefits the whole family for one month.
India already bears a disproportionate burden of malnutrition in the world. Migrant women and children are most at risk as they have the least access to nutritious food. 69% of under-five deaths among children can be attributed to malnutrition in India, according to Unicef. This is likely to increase throughout the Covid-19 outbreak.
Due to a national lockdown, many women and children are now unable to access nutrition centers that were set-up to support them.
Your support is critical:
With your contribution we will ensure: - Families have food to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. - The effectiveness of HIV treatment will be maintained and the rate of new infections reduced.
Without our amazing partners and supporters, KCA wouldn't be able to make this possible.
Sahara Aalhad Centre for Residential Care and Rehabilitation based in Pune, in the State of Maharashtra works with vulnerable and marginalized communities affected by HIV and TB. Sahara programs are rights-based and address the socio-cultural, legal and structural barriers that fuel the cycle of stigma and ignorance in affected groups. In addition to outreach and advocacy activities, Sahara Aalhad runs a Care Home, equipped to provide essential medical services, recuperative nutritional and palliative care, counseling, and physiotherapy.