Target: Burundi Integrated Programme of Food and Nutrition
Goal: Commend organization for its efforts in fighting malnutrition in Burundi
In addition to a recent flood which managed to worsen the country’s malnutrition problem, a large percentage of Burundi’s population who battle malnutrition face further struggles as thousands of Burundian civil war refugees return to the country. More than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line and 67% of the country’s population suffers from malnutrition.
Nearly 58% of children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition in Burundi. The Burundi Integrated Programme of Food and Nutrition has recently discovered that mothers who are more educated have better nourished children than mothers who do not have a primary education at all. Upon this realization, the Burundi Integrated Programme of Food and Nutrition implemented a program which educates and encourages mothers to improve the health of their children. As mothers, they have the role of preparing the meals and feeding the children. If they are equipped with the knowledge of what constitutes a nutritious meal they are more likely to feed their families and children meals that are more nourishing.
The mothers of Burundi may be the key to decreasing the country’s malnutrition rate. The Burundi Integrated Programme of Food and Nutrition’s efforts are giving these mothers the sufficient knowledge that they need in order to rid their country of malnutrition, while simultaneously giving the women the tools to empower themselves through education. Sign this petition and applaud the organization’s efforts in fighting malnutrition in Burundi.
Dear Burundi Integrated Programme of Food and Nutrition,
Nearly 67% of the population of Burundi suffers from malnutrition. Just as the country’s malnutrition issue worsens, it is with your assistance and your efforts that more people are getting more nourishing meals.
I would like to commend you for recognizing that the mothers of Burundi are the solution to the country’s malnutrition problem. The program that you have implemented allows mothers to have access to the knowledge they need in order to provide their families with meals that are more nourishing. Mothers are the ones who prepare the meals, so it makes sense that they are the ones who need to be educated on what makes a nutritious meal, and studies have shown that providing women with proper educational opportunities makes a big impact on issues related to poverty.
Without your efforts, the people of Burundi would continue to suffer from malnutrition and the magnitude of this problem might have increased. I hope that you continue to help the people of Burundi and possibly other countries who suffer from malnutrition.
[Your Name Here]
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