Malnutrition is a serious global issue and combating it in all its forms is one of the greatest global health challenges today. On top of that, the Covid-19 Pandemic and subsequent lockdown have affected people from all walks of life. In India, tribal communities, migrant families and daily wage earners are among those worst affected as they have lost their livelihoods and do not have the resources to support themselves and their families in these difficult times.
Project Rise and ANNADA have collaborated to support tribal families in the villages of Roha and Sudhagad, Raigad district. These two villages are inhabited by the Katkari and Thakur tribes who fall under the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG).
As part of the sustained nutrition initiative, 2kg packets of micronutrient fortified ladoo mix were distributed among 271 families in the region. Each family was also provided with an instruction sheet containing information on storage and preparation instructions in Marathi. The packets delivered will ensure the provision of a nutritious ladoo to mother and child for a period of 20 days.