The Vicente Ferrer Foundation is a development NGO committed to improving the living conditions of the most disadvantaged communities in India.
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Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
During 2019 the project was carried out in the Adoni area of the district.
In 2020 the support was approved to the community of the Kosigi village, but it was reassigned to cover funds for the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021 the program attends the community of Telangana
The main problems affecting children in India are high mortality rates and morbidity. Especially in rural areas. Several investigations have found that approximately 40% of child deaths occur in children under 5 years of age from diseases that can be ultimately related to malnutrition.
The consumption of meat, fish, milk products and cereals are low due to the high prices of the food - It might be only 1 to 3 times a month.
To improve the health of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers of the Adoni area by providing supplements of high nutritional value.
The supplement will consist of daily doses of a nutritional beverage made of local cereal (ragi) and cane sugar (jaggery) and boiled eggs three times a week.
This food will be prepared and delivered by the Community Health Workers to the community food halls. And together with the Health Coordinators, they will monitor the evolution of the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries are identified by the Community Health Workers of each community where the project is implemented.
2019: The organization attended an average of 1,010 people a month from marginalized and impoverished sectors of the community:·
- 675 children between 0 and 5 years old
- 109 pregnant women
- 99 lactating mothers
- 127 elders or chronically ill
2020: The project was adapted to cover cash based interventions in the form of a prepaid cash card during the pandemic.
2021: Attention to 1,260 persons from Telangana:
- 740 children under 5
- 170 antenatal and postnatal mothers
- 350 seniors and chronically ill
Between $10,000 to $50,000
1st agreement: April 2019 - March 2020
2nd agreement: April 2020 - March 2021
3rd agreement: April 2021 - March 2022
4th agreement: June 2022 - May 2023
Complying with the agreement brokered by Bastion between the donor and the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, the organization will send quarterly reports and a final report at the end of the project.
You can find all the reports here.