Eradicate Childhood Hunger
Campaign Goal Rs. 50,000.00
Raised So Far Rs. 750.00
Jul 16, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Note: Rs. 1100 can feed a child for a year
Crying as she is put on an electronic scale, two-year-old Rajini's naked shriveled frame casts a dark shadow over a rising India, where millions of children have little to eat.
The children are scrawny, listless and sick in this run-down nutrition clinic in central India with its intermittent power supply. If they survive they will grow up shorter, weaker and less smart than their better-fed peers.
Rajini weighs 5 kg (11 lb), about half of what she should.
"She's as light as a leaf, this can't be good," says her grandmother, Sushila Devi, poking her rib-protruding stomach in the clinic in Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh state.
With 21% of its population undernourished, nearly 44% of under-5 children underweight and 7% of them dying before they reach five years, India is firmly established among the world's most hunger-ridden countries. The situation is better than only Congo, Chad, Ethiopia or Burundi, but it is worse than Sudan, North Korea, Pakistan or Nepal.
The statistic - which means 3,000 children dying daily due to illnesses related to poor diets
Poor hygiene, low public health spending and little education and awareness have not helped. Age-old customs discriminating against women such as child marriage have also contributed, but are far harder to tackle, say experts.
Yet while we, the urban middle classes dine in swanky shopping malls where eateries offer everything from sushi to burritos, millions of children are dying due to a lack of food.
I, the undersigned am supporting 'Akshay Patra'. Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.
We are calling upon prospective donors such as you, to contribute and help us achieve this years financial goal. In order to run the programme smoothly, we will need Rs.500 which will ensure that we do not run short of supplies such as vegetables, spices, milk, utensils, and fuel.
Kindly help us reach our financial mark through your generous donation. To learn more about our cause or our event, please go through https://www.akshayapatra.org/about-us
Please feel free to volunteer if you wish to see how we function and the number of people we feed. It takes Rs. 750 to feed a child for a year!(Every donation of Rs. 500 or above to Akshaya Patra is eligible for 100% tax exemption under section 35 AC or 50% tax exemption under Section 80 G of the Indian Income Tax)
Donate and Help change a life today!
To know how your money will be spent - https://www.akshayapatra.org/how-your-money-spent
- Mr. Neeru Virdi