Citizen participation

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Reducing child malnutrition in Ho, Ghana

In Ho, the local diet of consists of very carbohydrate-heavy meals that often lack protein content necessary for proper growth and nutrition. As a result, a recent study has shown that 45% of children under the age of 5 in the Ho region are underweight for their height.

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main Ho
Ghana
6° 36' 20.6892" N, 0° 28' 31.854" E
GH
Cecelia Tanaka's picture

Growing Moringa Oleifera - the Wonder Tree

Development Aid from People to People in Zambia (DAPP) promotes growing of the Moringa tree.  The tree’s leaves: 1) can be harvested year-round and contain vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium; 2) have been found to improve health and promote weight gain in children; 3) provide a successful treatment for anemia during pregnancy; 5) improve the immune system; and 6) increase cattle milk and chicken egg yields.  The tree is especially valuable because it does not need a lot of water and it grows quickly.

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Location

main Ndola
Zambia
12° 58' 26.0724" S, 28° 37' 44.3064" E
ZM

RethinkBPD

for profit

RethinkBPD calls upon the estimated 18 million Americans diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to become the very hope, understanding and strength they need. As an independent documentary, multi-media rich website and social movement, RethinkBPD brings the most in-depth portrait of the BPD experience to a national audience.

 

FORGE's People Powered Development

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

There are 9.1 million people displaced by war in Africa, many of whom suffer from traumas they experienced during war and from the resultant helplessness of being displaced and dependent on aid for survival. FORGE works with these populations to overcome those obstacles by cultivating their own agency and potential.

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