ENDING
CHRONIC MALNUTRITION

by empowering families to grow and eat nutritious food

 
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THE PROBLEM

The majority of the world’s poor are farmers, yet millions are malnourished. In Rwanda, this disconnect between agriculture and nutrition is striking: 80% of families grow food for a living, yet 35% of young children are chronically malnourished. This simple concept, that food alone does not equal good nutrition, is at the heart of our mission.

THE SOLUTION

To tackle the root causes of malnutrition, we equip families with seeds, skills, and knowledge to create vegetable gardens, prepare balanced meals, and keep children healthy. Transformative impact is possible by investing in the nutrition of mothers and young children, since well-nourished children get sick less often, perform better in school, and are more likely to escape poverty.

 
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Our Approach

Malnutrition is complex. It demands a comprehensive approach. Gardens for Health International’s holistic model delivers a long-term solution to chronic malnutrition.

Agriculture

Nutrition

Health

We are growing to serve more families each year!

 
 
 
I am going to keep encouraging people to cook balanced meals because a teacher never gives up. One day a few people learn. Then the next day you get two more. Then the next day you find yourself reaching ten people!
— Vestine, GHI Program Graduate
 
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Watch How We Work

 

See what makes us special!
These short videos show how we approach every challenge with passion, innovation, and a smile.

 
 

LOCALLY DESIGNED PROGRAMS

Follow Annonciata as she teaches pregnant mothers how to prepare balanced meals through a hands-on cooking demonstration.

 

FARMING FOR LIFE, NOT JUST A LIVING

Learn four farming techniques we teach Rwandan families to increase crop production in their home vegetable gardens.

 

HARNESSING THE POWER OF SONG

Sing and dance along with our music video to experience the inspiring energy of a GHI training.

 
 
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