Nutrition & Health

Nutrition and Health

  • Nutrition Program
    In Swaziland, over 1.2 million children were benefited by Nutrition program cumulatively.
    In Kyrgyzstan, 24,400 households were supported by the Nutrition program.
  • Happy Farm
    Over 2,000 residents in community involved in Happy Farm program in Swaziland.
  • Community Kitchen
    Over 2,000 residents were benefited by Community Kitchen program in Swaziland.
  • Medical Service for Remote area
    In Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan, the Medical service for remote area supported over 1,500 beneficiaries.

According to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report, it highlights that malnutrition and diet are by far the biggest risk factors for the global burden of disease. Malnutrition thus provides a serious challenge for every country and all members of society. The report estimates that malnutrition causes significant economic losses – 11% of GDP per year in Africa and Asia.

In Cambodia, more than 70 % of children in poor families have the burden of disease and developmental delay due to malnutrition. Sreylis, a 3-year-old girl, lives with her parents and two brothers. Their monthly income is USD100 which is not enough for the family's expenses. By receiving the assistance from TFCF, 3 children are healthier and two brothers are able to go to school.

Community Kitchen

In Swaziland, commensal (sharing food) is an essential culture and urgent issue as well. However, over 50% of TFCF sponsored communities are short of basic facilities for cooking, this program had funded and implemented the infrastructure, such as pantry, kitchen, public toilet and playground for 16 communities and 3 sponsored school until 2016. Together with Nutrition program, TFCF has devoted to fund and maintain the basic food supply for children in Swaziland.

Happy Farm

In the end of 2016, TFCF Swaziland Branch Office had implemented Happy Farm program in 15 sponsored communities and 5 sponsored schools. Not merely the products (such potato, carrot, cabbage, yam or tomato) and skills of farming/harvest, children also learned to appreciate the value of life and responsibility as well.

Nutrition Program

In Swaziland, TFCF supplied basic food ingredients to the NCPs, schools, children’s home and refugee camp. And we established the community kitchens for children having at least one proper meal a day. In 2016, over 1.2 million children were cumulatively benefited by community kitchen program and over 50,000 cooking volunteers cumulatively involved in this program. Likewise, TFCF Kyrgyzstan Branch office provided 24,400 household with flour as staple food for families. In Mongolia, among others, every month TFCF supplied the 660 portions of vitamin or other dietary supplement for children who are under 18 and disabled, malnutrition or post-operation.

Medical Service for Remote Area and Emergency

With the Medical Service Program for the children, TFCF Mongolian Branch Office supplied the necessary medical resource and physical therapy/rehabilitation for needy children, especially for the recurring scald accidents in Mongolia Ger. As to the remote area, TFCF Mongolian Branch Office also arranged the medical services for residents, such as Otolaryngology, Urology, Cleft lip and cleft palate and Orthodontics. In addition, for ethnic minority women, TFCF Kyrgyzstan Branch Office supported them with empowerment activities and sanitary education. And for children who had poliomyelitis, we supplied the lecture of physical therapy/rehabilitation and psychological support.