Send a Cow

Mother and Child Appeal

Support this project and the first £20,000 donated will be tripled by Friends of the Reed Foundation and the UK Government. Transform life for 120 Kenyan families so they have sufficient nutritious food all year round, an income and are able to access vital health services and safe water.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (299717)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£40,101

Donations

101

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Donate to the Mother and Child Appeal and the UK Government will match your donation. So give via the Christmas Challenge as well and your donation will be tripled! Every ¬£1 donated becomes ¬£3 thanks to the Big Give Christmas Challenge and the UK Government.

    — Paul Stuart - CEO

  • Donate to the Mother and Child Appeal and the UK Government will match your donation. So give via the Christmas Challenge as well and your donation will be tripled! Every £1 donated becomes £3 thanks to the Big Give Christmas Challenge and the UK Government.

    — Paul Stuart - CEO

Situation

In Western Kenya, hunger and malnutrition are a challenge. 20% of children under five are stunted and infant mortality rates are above the national average. 1 in 16 children die before they are five. Most families in this densely populated area rely solely on agriculture for their livelihood but many are unable to produce enough quality food to meet their needs. Added to this, mothers and caregivers lack vital knowledge to protect health and nutrition for themselves and their young children.

Solution

We will support families to transform unproductive land into thriving farms by providing training in agriculture and animal rearing along with resources so families can increase yields and grow diverse nutritious vegetables and other food crops to eat and sell. We will also work with women of childbearing age and children to improve household health through provision of pit latrines, tip-taps for hand washing, and management of community water resources to give access to safe drinking water.