Micronutrients in Soymilk for 15,000 Kids-Orissa

 
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Micronutrients in Soymilk for 15,000 Kids-Orissa

Micronutrients in Soymilk for 15,000 Kids-Orissa
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Children in class at Mathikai school

Children in class at Mathikai school
Typically these one-room schools have no desks or chairs. on the floor you see the childrens' school bags. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mathikai school - waiting for the soymilk

Mathikai school - waiting for the soymilk
The children get a piece of bread with their fortified soymilk. (view small | med | large | orig)

Antapali, Orissa

Antapali, Orissa
Soymilk being collected in buckets. Here we see Monorajnan letting the cooked milk out of the cooker into the press. The added steam and heat in the very small buidling make a 100 degree day even hotter. (view small | med | large | orig)

Bosenmura School, Orissa

Bosenmura School, Orissa
Soymilk for the midday meal: good to the last drop. Over 50% of children in rural Orissa are malnourished. This rate of malnutrition is as bad as Malawi, which has the highest rate of malnutrition in Africa. (view small | med | large | orig)

Filling the milk cans

Filling the milk cans
Special micronutrient formulation called Budhi-Shakti, formulated by The Micronutrient Initiative (NGO), is added to the milk. The workers are unskilled women who live in the small rural villages. Here we see Laxmi and Jampa. (view small | med | large | orig)

Deworming vital

Deworming vital
Another scene at Kankudapali one-room school. Lack of protein and micronutrients can cause stunting and wasting. Deworming medicine gives the kids a fighting chance to let proper nutrition aid their physical development. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kankudapali School, Orissa

Kankudapali School, Orissa
Midday meal of soymilk and bread. The children have only their lunch plate, no utensils or cups. Some children are so poor they don't even have a plate so they have to share. The one-room schools have no desks or chairs. (view small | med | large | orig)

Antapali School, Orissa

Antapali School, Orissa
Primary school children drinking soymilk from their lunch plates. The fresh soymilk is delivered by bicycle, no refrigeration required. (view small | med | large | orig)

Some of us are shy...

Some of us are shy...
Waiting for soymilk at Mathikai school (view small | med | large | orig)

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