www.bread.org, January 2014 — Bread for the World Institute research profiles how Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program addresses nutrition and builds local capacity in Tanzania.
Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program
www.aljazeera.com – Selemani Hussaini never though much about eating fruit in the past. The 46-year-old Tanzanian farmer mainly eats ugali, a thick maize-based porridge. Toss in a few cooked beans, tea or instant coffee and this completes a typical meal.
www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.
www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.
WASHINGTON (April 17, 2013) — CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, stopped by the Towero site of Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) in Morogoro, Tanzania during its CARE Learning Tour, on which a group of high-level U.S. government officials, corporate partners and the media visited different projects in Africa tackling food and nutrition security. Members of the delegation learned that Mwanzo Bora, which means, “good start,” teaches families farming techniques and provides nutrition advice to support the government of Tanzania’s goal to reduce childhood stunting and maternal anemia by 20% over a five-year period.