Child In Need India (CINI)

Managing Malnutrition in West Bengal, India

Relieving the suffering of seriously malnourished children in India and working closely alongside families and the community to help prevent malnutrition from occurring again.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (SC029591)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£35,060

Donations

22

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • When I came to CINI it really changed both my sons and my life. He was suffering‚Ķbut now the situation is much better.

    — Debika Par - A young mother whose son Jeet was treated at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre last year

  • I want to take care of my child the way CINI people took care of him

    — Debika Par - A young mother whose son Jeet was treated at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre last year

  • I really want the people outside to know about our story, so that they [CINI] can reach out to more people like us.

    — Debika Par - A young mother whose son Jeet was treated at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre last year

  • When I came to CINI it really changed both my sons and my life. He was suffering…but now the situation is much better.

    — Debika Par - A young mother whose son Jeet was treated at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre last year

  • I want to take care of my child the way CINI people took care of him

    — Debika Par - A young mother whose son Jeet was treated at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre last year

  • I really want the people outside to know about our story, so that they [CINI] can reach out to more people like us.

    — Debika Par - A young mother whose son Jeet was treated at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre last year

Situation

At least 43% of Indian Children under the age of three suffer from malnutrition. Despite the economic boom, the majority of the population is still trapped in the inter-generational cycle of poverty and malnutrition; the only solution is long-term prevention. One in every three malnourished children in the world lives in India, and these children are significantly disadvantaged due to stunting, poor cognitive development, and increased susceptibility to infections.

Solution

CINI has set up a Day Care Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre which will offer help in the form of essential supplementary nutrition and meals. Mothers will be provided with education on nutrition and childcare. To complement this, CINI is also implementing a community-based malnutrition prevention programme - designated health workers to monitor pregnancy care and provide health and nutrition messages to ensure that during pregnancy and key life stages; early-onset malnutrition is prevented