LWB Nutrition Program
Our nutrition program
We provide assistance in three primary ways:
- Infant and specialty formula for babies in our healing homes, including the Mukono Baby Room
- Fortified cereal for young children in foster care families
- A daily hot lunch program for children in LWB’s Believe in Me schools, many of whom are chronically malnourished, with an emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables and quality protein
You can make a difference in the life of a child through a one-time or ongoing donation to our nutrition program. Donors will receive periodic updates and photos for 6 months for donations less than $300 and for 12 months for donations of $300 or more.
Featured success story:
Finley from Cambodia
When LWB began work in remote Sokhem Village, Cambodia, we quickly learned of a multitude of challenges faced by the children here, including extreme poverty and chronic hunger. Families in this village struggle daily, often living without access to water or electricity. Many of the children are “left behind” as their parents cross the border searching for work, leaving them even more vulnerable to undernutrition. When we first met 10-year-old Finley, her height and weight didn’t register on a growth chart, and she was suffering from Kwashiorkor, a severe protein malnutrition evidenced by her physical stunting and blonde hair. After receiving a daily hot lunch through our school nutrition program, Finley gained a remarkable 11 pounds over a ten month period.