Gift funds, skills to tribal mothers of Odisha taking a stand against malnutrition of their children
By Peoples Cultural Centre

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"All five of us, including my in-laws were facing severe malnutrition while my 4-year-old son remained sick & weak all the time. Paddy grown in our one-acre of ancestral land merely kept us alive, but I was not in favour of sending my husband to big cities in search of a job fearing the hardships. In such gloomy circumstances, I joined Maa Kamala SHG group led by Peoples Culture Centre (PECUC) and got an opportunity to learn organic mushroom cultivation method. Today on the same one-acre land, I am growing 12-15kg of mushrooms per month. I am not only earning at least Rs 3000 to Rs 4000 monthly but also save enough mushrooms to give my family a nutritious diet,” said an excited Tapaswani Mahanta from Nalabila village, a tribal belt of Keonjhar district in Odisha. The problem of malnourishment is prevalent in remote areas of Odisha due to reducing forest cover which used to provide both nutrition and income to the Tribal, Dalit and marginalised people. PECUC has been providing different skill-based training to these people to practice crop diversification and organic farming so that they not only get a good source of income but can also provide a balanced diet to their family. You can give a healthy and self-dependent life to a tribal family in Odisha. Donate now.

In Keonjhar tribal district of Odisha, malnourishment is a big problem as 90% of families are dependent on agriculture and forest products for income and food. With steady decrease in forest cover, and no crop diversification, the tribal, Dalit and other marginalised communities of this area have no source of balanced diet. The rate of malnutrition is high among children between 0 to 5 years of age up to 37% whereas the problem of anemia is common in young women.

To fight the grave situation, in 2018 Peoples Culture Centre (PECUC) had

"All five of us, including my in-laws were facing severe malnutrition while my 4-year-old son remained sick & weak all the time. Paddy grown in our one-acre of ancestral land merely kept us alive, but I was not in favour of sending my husband to big cities in search of a job fearing the hardships. In such gloomy circumstances, I joined Maa Kamala SHG group led by Peoples Culture Centre (PECUC) and got an opportunity to learn organic mushroom cultivation method. Today on the same one-acre land, I am growing 12-15kg of mushrooms per month. I am not only earning at least Rs 3000 to Rs 4000 monthly but also save enough mushrooms to give my family a nutritious diet,” said an excited Tapaswani Mahanta from Nalabila village, a tribal belt of Keonjhar district in Odisha. The problem of malnourishment is prevalent in remote areas of Odisha due to reducing forest cover which used to provide both nutrition and income to the Tribal, Dalit and marginalised people. PECUC has been providing different skill-based training to these people to practice crop diversification and organic farming so that they not only get a good source of income but can also provide a balanced diet to their family. You can give a healthy and self-dependent life to a tribal family in Odisha. Donate now.

In Keonjhar tribal district of Odisha, malnourishment is a big problem as 90% of families are dependent on agriculture and forest products for income and food. With steady decrease in forest cover, and no crop diversification, the tribal, Dalit and other marginalised communities of this area have no source of balanced diet. The rate of malnutrition is high among children between 0 to 5 years of age up to 37% whereas the problem of anemia is common in young women.

To fight the grave situation, in 2018 Peoples Culture Centre (PECUC) had

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