HEALTH, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK FARMING
The main project is the prevention of chronic malnutrition of children under 10 (with particular interest for children under 5) in South Kivu through:
- The distribution (in nutritional supplementation units) of biscuits stuffed with leaf extracts, rich in proteins.
- Nutrition education through a door-to-door approach (through our community relays) and through our information, awareness and health education programs.
- Empowerment of rural women in agricultural cooperatives where agriculture and livestock farming are promoted. We make outreach of the cowpeas crops that were so far not very well known in South Kivu. The other crops on which the women of our cooperatives work are: corn, soy, sorghum, rice and moringa.
The production of leaf extracts in South Kivu is an innovation of Kesho Kongo.
According to UNICEF (2016 Report), the chronic malnutrition rate in South Kivu is 53%, a real scourge. To fight this scourge, we propose local and sustainable solutions!
A child whose regular diet contains leaf extracts of cowpea and / or moringa cannot develop malnutrition by protein deficiency. Leaf extracts of cowpeas are also very beneficial for breastfeeding mothers.
OUR LEAF EXTRACTS PRODUCTION UNIT