Over 50million children in India are underweight, almost half the child population.
Right Now for children supports children and their families through the provision of supplementary food and support for communities to provide a hot daily meal to children who are extremely malnourished. We do this whilst supporting parents to improve their income potential so that eventually they will be able to provide for their children themselves.
Children affected by HIV have even greater nutritional requirements. The antiretroviral drugs that the government provides take their toll on young bodies. We provide supplementary nutrition to children affected by HIV, often to children who have lost both parents and are living in the care of extended family. The additional nutritional support when the pressure on household finance is extremely tight enables children to stay with their families. Supplementary food of rice, eggs, milk, fruit, nuts and vegetables helps strengthen children’s ability to manage the disease.