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Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition

$5


Description

Many children around the world suffer from diseases that are preventable and treatable. This gift provides children and families with access to effective health care and nutrition and hygiene education to keep them strong.

Photo: Halle Project

How your gift helps

In the remote province of Papua, Indonesia, many young children are undernourished and suffer from preventable diseases. But vulnerable children are enjoying revived health, through a health and nutrition program facilitated by Tearfund’s local partner, Yasera.

“My daughter was so skinny, I thought she was going to die,” shares one local mother. “Since Yasera’s training, my daughter has put on weight and I have learned about nutrition and how to properly care for her.”

By working closely with local churches in the area, Yasera has grown relationships and built trust with families. They now hold monthly weighing and immunisation sessions for under 5’s at risk of malnutrition, as well as home visits and community meetings where they facilitate nutrition lessons and cooking demonstrations. They’ve seen huge improvements in the health of young children, with rates of malnutrition dropping, a greater variety of nutritious foods eaten, and caregivers empowered and confident in helping their kids to thrive.

What you receive
  • Choose from a Printed card, Download & Print (PDF), E-card, or No Card.
  • Links to Download & Print (PDF) and E-cards are emailed to you after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia or $7 for Express Post. Note: Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information during COVID-19. Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 12pm AEST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed cards outside Australia (but you can still order the digital cards).
    • Note: We do NOT write on your cards — they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.