Tag - Malnutrition

Fighting child malnutrition in Kenya
PcComponentes against child malnutrition in Spain
Uvinum against child malnutrition
Vegetable gardens against child malnutrition
In Spain, 1 in 3 children suffer poverty and social exclusion
One in three people suffer from some form of malnutrition in the world
Overcoming child malnutrition in Ethiopia
Therapeutic diet to combat severe malnutrition
How Nutrition Without Borders can solve the malnutrition problem?
Malnutrition, an entrenched problem

Fighting child malnutrition in Kenya


Uvinum is one of the multiple companies who collaborates with us with a strongest commitment against child malnutrition. Some days ago, euro to euro, all their customers collected the total amount necessary to ensure the distribution of a daily meal to 60 children in Madagascar trough the collaboration with Yamuna.

aztivateNow, they have just started a new challenge. In collaboration with Aztivate, an NGO who works for cooperation and development in Africa, the customers of Uvinum will make that 340 children from Turkana (Kenya) receive Vitamin A, antiparasitic and multivitamin annual treatment.

As you may know, Kenya is experiencing one of the worst crises since 2011 due to the lack of rain that triggers serious health problems. Children and pregnant women urgently need medical and food assistance. In particular, the population of Turkana, a region located in northern Kenya, has levels of malnutrition of the 30% and the forecast is that the situation will worsen due to the lack of rainfall. Aztivate has been working in the region for two years, fighting child malnutrition. Uvinum community will have the opportunity to do the same now.

We invite you to follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

PcComponentes against child malnutrition in Spain


Did you know that in Spain 1 in 3 children are at risk of social exclusion?

educoThe risk of poverty and social exclusion of children in Spain has increased to 33.4; a situation that undoubtedly has an impact on the emergence of problems related to child nutrition and affects their physical and social development.

In order to fight against this situation, PcComponentes customers have started a new campaign in which they will help EDUCO to implement their project “Lunchroom Shcolarships”.

Their challenge is to ensure that 10 children at risk of social exclusion can have a daily meal.  

pcThe launching of this campaign coincides with the financing of its previous project, which helped 250 children to continue their social and educational activity during the summer (you can remember HERE).

Remember that you can check the actual campaign status at any time HERE.

Worldcoo Team


Uvinum against child malnutrition

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yamuna-781The NGO Yamuna works with the objective of improving the living conditions and the future expectations of the marginal children population. In Madagascar, the NGO’s Mandrosoa Educational Center welcomes children who live in very precarious situations and can’t count on the support of their family. In the center they also offer a dining service to guarantee that children have, at least, one meal a day and fight against child malnutrition in the country.

355After raising the amount needed to operate 40 children in India and reduce new leprosy cases (you can remember HERE), Uvinum users will now help the NGO Yamuna to make it possible to distribute new daily menus and ensure adequate nutrition and combat child malnutrition.

Through their help, 50 children in Madagascar  will be guaranteed one meal a day at school.

Remember that you can check the actual campaign status at any time HERE.

Worldcoo Team


Vegetable gardens against child malnutrition


Mali is one of the poorest countries around the world, with an income average of $1.500per capita/year.  The main resource of funds there is agriculture; in fact, 80% of the employees in Mali work in agriculture.

logo-casa-de-mali-webVegetable gardens are shared by all the people of the village and exploited by women. Their products are the sustenance of the families, reason why it becomes a point of vital importance, source of its feeding. In addition, the garden is also a source of resources, since women can sell a part of their products in the market.

In Djelibani, a small village in the South of the country, the vegetable garden that exist today is too small and doesn’t supply the needs of the village.

The main problem is double: on the one hand, the lack of the needed resources to cultivate good vegetables and, on the other hand, the deficiency knowledge of horticulture world. The consequence of all this is the increasing child malnutrition among young people.  

logo_planetahuertoIn line with its environmental commitment, Planeta Huerto is now starting a new project in order to improve this situation. They will do it in collaboration with Casa de Mali, an entity that, among others, works to end child malnutrition, increasing the production of vegetables in Mali and providing new crop technologies.

Thanks of the funds collected by Planeta Huerto, the existing vegetable garden could be expanded and 20 women will receive agricultural training to improve productivity.

The start of this project coincides with the financing of the dam that will benefit more tan 1000 people in Agraharam, a small village in Andhra Pradesh (India) and it wil be implemented by Fundación Vicente Ferrer.

You can follow the donation process HERE!

Worldcoo Team.


In Spain, 1 in 3 children suffer poverty and social exclusion


Dreivip, one of our e-commerce with cause, has finished his last project. Thanks to them, NGO Mumbai Smiles will be able to educate 30 children under 6 years old and prevent them from falling into exploitation networks. If you want, you can remember the project HERE.

Its next challenge, which starts today, is to end child malnutrition in Spain, a very important purpose if we consider that today more than 2.6 million Spanish children are at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Since the beginning of the crisis, the risk of poverty has increased to 33,4%.

logo_dreivipThrough EDUCO, Dreivip users will have the opportunity to collaborate with the “Lunchroom Scholarships Educo”, which aims to guarantee, at least, a complete and healthy meal a day to children of Primary and Secondary Education in Spain in situation of Risk of poverty and exclusion.

Thanks to their collaboration, 8 children will receive a daily meal in their school during one year, distributing 1.320 meals totally.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team


One in three people suffer from some form of malnutrition in the world


International World Food Day

On 16 October 1945, 42 countries met in Quebec to create the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Since that day, every year the organization celebrates the World Food Day to raise awareness about hunger in the world and remember the need to ensure food security for all.

We don’t want to miss the opportunity to show our commitment to this fight, which affects 2,500 million people worldwide, and is that 1 in 3 people suffer from one form of malnutrition, ranging from the hunger to obesity.

But this doesn’t end here, 793 million suffer chronic hunger and don’t have enough food. These frightening figures contrast with the nearly 1.900 million people who are overweight; the other side of the coin which causes 3.2 million deaths each year.

From Worldcoo we try to encourage all projects that seek to end this problem that contributes to the premature death of mothers, children, poor physical development and brain and increasing chronic diseases.

One of them is “Overcoming malnutrition in Ethiopia,” sponsored by UNHCR / ACNUR and that we launched together with PromoFarma.  Thanks to the donations that users are doing, the NGO will ensure the nutritional well-being of 11,323 children under 5 years as refugees in this country, which hosts more displaced persons in Africa.You can remember it HERE.

Today, we encourage you also help spread the cause and raise awareness.

Worldcoo Team.

Overcoming child malnutrition in Ethiopia


Obra Social la Caixa and the Food Banks have finished “No child without a milk moustache” campaign to bring milk to all households, especially those who have special needs.

Promofarma has been one of the companies who have made it possible. Thanks to its efforts, 76 kids who are at risk of exclusion and their families will have access to milk, and cover their daily needs – of calcium, vitamins, protein and phosphorus.

Now, #Ningún niño sin comida (“#no child without food) is the new challenge for Promofarma users and it’s aimed to help refugees kids in Ethiopia, the African country that more refugees receive, to be well nourished.

Did you know that rates of underweight in children under 5 years throughout the country are at 28% and severe malnutrition rates exceed 44% for children of that age?

The campaign, impulsed by UNHCR (The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), wants to improve the nutritional status of 11.323 Sudanese-Southsudanese refugee children under 5 years and residents in 4 refugee camps of Ethiopia, and stabilize its morbidity index.

With 4.000 €, 720 infants younger than 6 months will be treated against chronic malnutrition with the distribution of nutritional milk in therapeutic feeding centers located in refugee camps.

If you want to know how the project proceed, you can do it in this LINK.

Worldcoo Team.



Therapeutic diet to combat severe malnutrition

According to UNHCR data, in the last year almost 60 million people have been displaced by force, 20 million of them are refugees and over half are children. The majority of these displaced people are found on the African continent due to armed conflicts and poverty.

In Africa, these two factors- wars and poverty- are present on a terrifying scale. It is rare to find a country that has not had strong social, political or ethnic tensions. Unfortunately, this fact means these people are forced to choose between staying and dying, or running away, knowing that they face risks such as detention, torture and forced recruitment. Unfortunately, this fact means these people are forced to choose between staying and dying, or running away, knowing that they face risks such as detention, torture and forced recruitment.

Some of the problems that affect refugees are undernutrition and food insecurity. About a third of deaths in children are believed to be due to undernutrition, and more than 12.340 children die of hunger every day.

With the “Hungry for help” project, ACNUR aims to both increase food rations of refugee families and to identify and treat malnutrition in children under 5 by preforming medical examinations and providing therapeutic feeding to babies and children.

hungry for help

Thanks to help from mequedouno users, we have successfully raised 3.600€ that will help 66 babies and children to receive a month of a therapeutic diet that will help them to combat severe malnutrition. With this, we will help to avoid several malnutrition and food insecurity consequences such as the risk of higher rates of disease and infant mortality, the higher likelihood of suffering physical and / or mental illness, increased dropout rates especially among girls and many other consequences.

Thanks mequedouno for being an ecommerce with cause, and thanks to their users for helping babies and children to combat severe malnutrion.

With this project, we have 30 funded projects!

The Worldcoo team.

How Nutrition Without Borders can solve the malnutrition problem?

600 mothers and 800 children under 5 years are the direct beneficiaries of the “Improving the community gardens of the Upper River Region, Gambia Republic” project. The aim of it, is to increase food security for the mothers and children through training and improving the infrastructure of the selected community gardens of the Upper River Region, in the Republic of Gambia.

Malnutrition is an “entrenched problem” in some countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, and Gambia is not an exception. In the Upper River Region there are 206.588 inhabitants and 22% of child malnutrition. Nutrition Without Borders has found the way of solving it, through training and improving infrastructures to make people, especially mothers, aware of the big problem they and their children have.

But, what exactly they will do to make it possible?

The NGO Nutrition Without Borders will do with your contribution the following activities:

1 Workshop to train Community Rural Agents in farming and irrigation techniques to improve the performance of community gardens.
16 Workshops of the Community Rural Agents to mothers of the four community gardens in selected farming techniques, irrigation techniques, food preservation, etc.
Construction of 4 bantabas (traditional buildings), one in each community garden, to shelter from the strong sunshine, designed to: facilitate breastfeeding and feeding of infants and children, ensure the storage of utensils and tools, as used as training room, meeting and rest.
Provide non-hybrid seeds (genetically engineered seeds that can be replanted) in order to support the promotion of sustainable crops with high nutritional content especially vitamin A and iron.
Provide tools and implements necessary for mothers to facilitate working in community gardens.
Provide the necessary building materials for filling of wells and thus ensure the supply of water to crops and to repair the perimeter fence of community gardens to prevent access to livestock not held.
Supply of four hand pumps, one for garden, to provide mothers water extraction wells.
Supply of organic fertilizer to communities to improve substrate conditions.
Provide necessary protection products for pest prevention at the four community gardens.
Implement the project of the seeds bank to preserve native species in the area.

There is a lot of work to do, and there is not too much time. The whole aim is to help accomplish one of the main Human Rights, the right of having access to a healthy diet. Without it, the population can’t grow in good conditions: children do not develop in the right way and they are more exposed to illnesses.

Help Nutrition Without Borders and fund a real change in Gambia.

Malnutrition, an entrenched problem

Malnutrition is common among young children in developing countries. Often it is caused by poor infant weaning practices.

Related to a study made by UNICEF in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2011, an estimated 165 million children under five years of age worldwide were stunted (i.e., low height-for-age), a decrease from an estimated 253 million similar children in 1990. High prevalence levels of stunting among children under five years of age in Africa (36% in 2011) and Asia (27% in 2011) remain a public health problem, one which often goes unrecognized. In 2011, an estimated 101 million children under five years of age worldwide were underweight (i.e., low weight-for-age), a decrease from an estimated 159 million similar children in 1990. Although the prevalence of stunting and underweight among children under five years of age worldwide have decreased since 1990, overall progress is insufficient and millions of children remain at risk. Often, this high level of malnutrition in these early years is caused by poor infant weaning practices.

The Republic of The Gambia, situated on the western coast of Africa, forms a narrow enclave in the Republic of Senegal except for a short seaboard on the Atlantic coastline. The population, very young, is now predominantly urban. Nevertheless agriculture remains a key sector of The Gambia’s economy and is the source of livelihood for more than three-quarters of the population. Economic performance has improved, but as yet, this has not translated into reduced poverty, which remains widespread and severe, with about 60% of the population below the poverty line.

Although a slight improvement has been observed since 2000, infant and under-five mortality rates remain high. A high maternal mortality ratio is also observed. Access to health facilities is relatively good, but poor quality of services reduces the effectiveness of the health system. Nevertheless, immunization coverage among children is expanding.

Nutrition Without Borders NGO is aware of this situation and this is why they are presenting this project in Worldcoo’s website. This project is part of the context of an overall strategy to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by maternal and child malnutrition in the same region (206.588 inhabitants and 22% of child malnutrition).


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