Have you ever stopped to think about what life is like in another mother’s shoes? What about women across the world in Kenya or Mali? Some families are extremely lucky to be able to go to a grocery store and buy the food that is put out on the shelves for them. That is not the case in some locations across the globe. This Mother’s Day, we will be sharing some stories about what it’s like to live in another mother’s shoes. Read on to find out how mothers are uniting for the fight against hunger.
Did you know?
After years of decline, global hunger has now been on the rise. Latest statistics indicate some 821 million people are suffering from hunger.
Every day, more than 5,000 children — two million each year — still lose their fight against hunger. And in nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and food insecurity.
Action Against Hunger is one of the leading organizations that is tackling this problem. They work in more than 45 countries in the world. These programs help to tackle both the causes and effects of hunger. They ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. They enable entire communities to be free from hunger. In the past year, Action Against Hunger reached more than 20 million people.
How they’re helping
Mothers around the world around uniting together with Action Against Hunger to help mothers in countries like Mali and Kenya provide food to their families. One way that Action Against Hunger is aiding mothers is by training community health workers and volunteers who are women. The women are local women who live around the community and make home visits to local mothers. They help mothers by checking the health of their children and the mothers themselves. Treatment for illnesses are provided, especially for diseases like malaria, pneumonia and malnutrition.
Another great way that Action Against Hunger helps mothers is by facilitating mother-to-mother support groups so that moms can support and educate each other. Moms share information about child care, hygiene, nutrition and breastfeeding. Just like you can do research on the internet or our phones for these topics, many mothers cannot.
Fighting against hunger
By teaching local community workers to visit community members, they are aiding in the fight against hunger. Mothers and caregivers can spot malnutrition in their children and can access cost-effective tools that are needed to diagnose their children at home. This is pretty amazing because many women in these specific countries may not have any access to medical help. Having the ability to be trained in these specific skills can help them save their families lives. Actions Against Hunger’s experts are providing lifesaving treatments for malnourished children as well as teaching their mothers about nutrition, health and hygiene. This prevents children from falling ill over and over.
Along with fighting for hunger, Action Against Hunger’s workers help to reduce gender-based violence and improve gender equality. We would like to think that all women across the world are treated equally, but that is just not the case.
How can I help?
Join us this Mother’s Day in celebrating moms around the world who work tirelessly to do their very best that they can for their families, just like you. Action Against Hunger has created an amazing gift catalog where you can support moms around the world with lifesaving gifts like a dairy goat, a fuel efficient stove, skills training, and more. With so many mothers who do not have access to healthcare and food like we do, think about what a difference that would make. We don’t appreciate our lives as much as we should, so remember today to be thankful for all of the wonderful things you have in your own lives.
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