- To improve infants’ and young children’s nutrition to ensure their full cognitive and physical development by holistically empowering mothers. In the local context, mothers are the main actors in the life of infants and young children. Through improved knowledge, income, and self-confidence mothers can sustainably influence the reduction of malnutrition among their children and in the long term, reduce the poverty level in the community.
- To provide a continuum of services to the most vulnerable peri-urban communities. We want to create sustainable solutions for these communities enabling them to ensure good health, nutrition, and overall economic growth.
Our vision is that nutrition is a smart investment as it breaks the cycle of poverty. Hence we want to trigger a self-sustainable cycle in each community we target.
Our values that shape the way we design our programs are:
- Avoid direct aid: we believe that aid creates dependency and is counter-productive. Besides, a project based on aid is not sustainable as its effect will end when the project ends. Therefore, all our programs are designed in a way that the population becomes self-sufficient.
- Act preventively: we want to fight malnutrition before it occurs. If undernutrition occurs during the first 1000 days, it creates irreversible damages even if it’s treated afterward. So, we empower mothers to act preventively and have a real community-level impact on poverty.
- Work with communities: we believe that real change comes from the bottom and we are eager to see concrete results. So, we implement projects to connect the tools put in place by policymakers and researchers with the end-users.