Even as India has managed to increase food security and access in the last decade, our country still faces a crucial health crisis, bearing over 20% of the global burden of malnourishment.

Child malnutrition is the leading cause of under-five mortality in India, owing to greater susceptibility to and slow recovery from illnesses - claiming thousands of lives each year. Children, adolescents, and women are at a particularly high risk of under-nutrition - which reduces their ability to learn and be productive - perpetuating a vicious cycle that pushes individuals and communities further and further into poverty and ill-health.

At SNWF, we implement proven methods of enhancing nutrition, focusing on the 1000-day window starting from a child’s birth, girls in their adolescence, and mothers during their pregnancy and lactation period - all crucial touchpoints to ensure optimal nutrition. We work closely with communities and local governments to reach the most underserved and wanting parts of the society, and help to provide them with access to quality healthcare and nutrition.

Activities Undertaken

  • Focusing on Health and Nutrition by consulting our stakeholder
  • Providing with Individual Health Aid to the needy beneficiaries
  • Addressing malnutrition through caring and supporting the children of malnourished families by regular home visits
  • Coming up with path breaking projects like Kuposhan se Suposhanki Ore to strike the root of the problem
  • Conducting various health camps for communities focusing mother, child and adolescent
  • Holding awareness and training sessions for mothers and adolescents
  • Promoting Nutrition and Kitchen garden activities in the households
  • Training and developing Anganwadi workers and alongside capacity building of the caregivers
  • Collaborating with likeminded organizations across the country who work towards preventive, corrective and rehabilitative health care
  • Creating alternate livelihood activities by, strengthening SHGs, self-employment and entrepreneurships which acts instrumental in rural poverty alleviation. We mobilize un-utilized and underutilized resources of the community effectively under different SHG initiatives taken by SNWF. This initiative not only improves the socio-economic conditions but also enhances the self-esteem of the individuals.
  • World Health Organization estimates that 50 percent of malnutrition is associated with repeated diarrhea or intestinal worm infections emerging from unsafe water or poor sanitation or hygiene. Children who are exposed to open defecation or who don’t have clean water supply may ingest bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that cause intestinal infection. Realizing the need for clean drinking water, SNWF makes appropriate provisions at the needed places.
  • Additionally individual medical aid is provided to individuals who are in need of medical assistance. The process involves robust documentation and due diligence process which enables the foundation to provide financial assistance