The Rajasthan Nutrition Project Policy Brief, from Freedom from Hunger India Trust, highlights priority actions to improve the health of women, children, and adolescent girls, based on a two-year long intensive engagement with the tribal communities in Rajasthan, India. The Rajasthan Nutrition Project (RNP) approach has brought positive changes in the lives of nearly 30,000 people, through working with 8,100 members of women’s self-help groups.
The Rajasthan Nutrition Project Technical Resource Guide, from Freedom from Hunger India Trust, outlines ten steps for implementing multi-sectoral interventions on nutrition. It provides an overview, critical actions, best practices, resources and tools. It draws on the experiences of the tribal women and communities and of implementing partners PRADAN & Vaagdhara, and resource partner, CHETNA.
The Research Brief: Prevent Anemia for Better Health describes the approach and results of the Maa aur Shishu Swasthya (Mother and Child Health) Program in West Bengal and Jharkhand, where anemia rates among women and children have remain unchanged for the past decade. The program reached 178,000 women through microfinance and self-help groups, prompting members to make changes to their family’s diets and to take other protective measures.
Women and girls in India face higher rates of malnutrition, lower empowerment status and decision-making power than men and boys.
Noting the challenges smallholder farmers face in getting financing for their businesses, the article spotlights ARET, a risk assessment tool developed by Grameen Foundation to help funders better assess farmers ability to repay loans.
Grameen Foundation’s FarmerLink program combines satellite data and farm data collected by mobile-equipped field agents to help coconut farmers increase productivity, deal with crop pests and diseases, and increase the sustainability of their farms.
Chandni Ohri, CEO of Grameen Foundation India, explains why she fights for poor women and her work to expand access to financial services in India.
Food insecurity remains a significant problem in India, especially among women and children. This paper by Freedom from Hunger (now a part of Grameen Foundation) measures food security and describe associated factors in rural Rajasthan, India. The findings suggest that actions for improving food security may include facilitating saving for food needs, improving decision-making power among women, and increasing ties to organizations that cater to child development needs.
This report describes and evaluates the outcomes of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies initiative. The initiative was aimed at Filipino women with the goal of improving their awareness of maternal health services, their knowledge of good practices for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery, and their use of prenatal care and safe birth services.
November 23, 2015
This past summer, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ and Grameen Foundation India held a forum to explore how mobile phones and 3G technology are helping to promote financial inclusion in India. Participants represented various stakeholders including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, donors, investors and technology service providers.