Gardens for Health International (GHI) provides lasting agricultural solutions to chronic malnutrition.
In Rwanda, malnutrition is arguably the most significant public health challenge facing the small and rapidly developing nation. A staggering 38% of children under five are malnourished. At the same time, 85% of the population is engaged in agriculture.
GHI seeks to bridge this gap by providing smallholder farmers with the combination of knowledge, seeds, and support they need to break the cycle of malnutrition in their homes and communities.
We have identified lack of essential nutrition knowledge and access to nutritious foods as the primary drivers of malnutrition in Rwanda. Our program seeks to fundamentally change the clinical treatment of malnutrition by supporting families to establish nutritious kitchen gardens at their homes, while also equipping them with the knowledge they need to keep their children healthy in the long-term.
We have built our model through ten years of iteration, combining evidence-based research and feedback from key stakeholders to develop high-quality effective programming that will allow us to transform the nutrition landscape in Rwanda and beyond.