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Our Start Strong UK Aid Match Appeal has launched! Over the next three months, we’ll be raising money to support 1,000 women and their children in Nepal.

From the 26th March until the 25th June 2021, all donations made towards the appeal will be matched by the UK Government, allowing us to double our impact. 

The Start Strong appeal will fund a three-year project, which will improve maternal healthcare and increase the availability of high value foods. Through improving access to maternal healthcare and nutritional foods, whilst providing agricultural training for mothers, we can aim to ensurthat children in Far West Nepal are given a strong start to life. Public donations will be used for the Start Strong project and will also support PHASE Worldwide’s work in rural Nepal where it is most needed. 

 

Mountain life may be beautiful in Nepal, but it is one of the most challenging environments for a mother to give birth to a baby and raise a child safely. Access to maternal healthcare in the Far West of Nepal is limited, with women often having to travel long distances in order to seek support in times of emergency. With access to child and maternal health services, the Start Strong project aims to ensure that children in these communities have a happy, healthy, safe and strong start to life.

 

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In Nepal, women are the foundation of family life, responsible for both their children and land. However, due to a patriarchal society in rural areas, women are often excluded from agricultural training and resources. The Start Strong project will work closely with women, improving their agricultural practices to increase diet diversification and reduce malnutrition within their community. By supporting female farmers and providing them with access to training and materials, the Start Strong project will ensure that these mothers can give their children a strong start to life.

 

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In many of the villages we work in, less than 20% of the population have a secure food supply all year round. This causes high levels of malnutrition, exacerbates the problems of existing disease and contributes to high rates of infant mortality. In order to prevent malnutrition amongst women and children in the Far West of Nepal, the Start Strong project will provide training on good nutritional practices and run community-led activities in order to raise awareness of diet diversification. We believe that all children, regardless of where they live, deserve to feel happy and healthy.

 

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