G-958

Overcome Malnutrition

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Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: Srilanka

Location: PAmunugama

Total Budget: $30,000

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health



Mal-nutrition has been identified as major issue of among the children of rural marginalized areas. Although the causes of malnutrition are multi functional, recent findings [triposha report 2008] shows clearly that the outcome was due to the reasons such as Low income or poverty, improper food consumption practices, lack of attempts to implement effective group activities to provide knowledge on nutrition and health, gaps in the monitoring, ineffective distribution process of subsidized government supplementary food schemes.

We expect to address those issues through innovative manner introducing a highly nutritious food in the form of acceptable quality/tasty biscuit as a supplementary by utilization of affordable raw materials in their environment such as rice, murunga leaves/pods which is highly nutritious and provide opportunities for villages to become suppliers that would give them an additional income. As a part of changing the attitudinal and behavioral patterns, we expect create awareness on nutritious values of above products and educate on cereal preparation strategies and technology through establishing a participatory network to share good practices with others.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3220

Rotary Club of: Pamunugama

Primary Contact: sunil Rodrigo

Email: susasiri@slt.lk

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Project Status

Need $20,000
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Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Pamunugama (3220)

4-Jun-15

$10,000

-

$10,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$20,000

-

$20,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation (waived)

-

Total

$30,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

4-Jun-15

System Entry

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