Homestead farming as an approach to economic empowerment has supported vulnerable households not only to have basic foods that are home grown, but also to generate income. A total of 638 caregivers were provided with pro-vitamin A cassava planting stem, 538 provided with orange-fleshed sweet potatoes vines and 325 provided with quality protein maize (QPM) respectively. 348 caregivers were provided with Pro Vitamin A Maize and Quality protein maize (QPM) seeds and 183 improved oil palm, Coconut and mango seedlings respectively. Another 117 care givers have benefitted from the project’s cash transfer program to support consumption and improve their resilience to shocks.
Adolescents and youth are the next generation that would lead the world. We pride in helping them to find fresh perspectives and access their full potential as creative, resourceful, whole persons.
As a global public health recommendation, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, to meet their evolving nutritional needs, they should receive safe and nutritionally adequate complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to 1,000 days or beyond.
Based on the above rational, Willi Johnson Foundation through SMILE project has been able to provide care and support to 234 mothers on IYCF services.