Organization:

Vicente Ferrer Foundation

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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Project Location:

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 assigned to cover funds for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

Background

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 can be 1 to 3 times a month.

Community Health Workers
Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation
Community Health Workers
Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation
Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation

Objectives:

To improve the health of children, pregnant and lactating women 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.

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 persons a month from marginalized and impoverished sectors of the community:ยท

  • 675 children between 0 and 5 years old
  • 109 pregnant women
  • 99 lactating mother
  • 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.

Status:

Ongoing

Grant:

Between $10,000 to $50,000

Dates:

1st agreement: April 2019 - March 2020

2nd agreement: April 2020 - March 2021

Sector:

Children's Health

Reports:

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.

Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation
Photo courtesy of Vicente Ferrer Foundation