We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.
Why the first 1,000 days matter
The first 1,000 days in a child’s life are pivotal. From conception to their second birthday, they are constantly developing and growing, both physically and mentally. They are building up their immune system too. But they need the right nutrients to do all of these things.
If that happens, it supercharges the child’s chance of survival. How well or how poorly mums and children are nourished and cared for during this all important 1000 day period has a massive impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive.
Sadly, for new mums and their babies in some countries, getting nutritious food can be extremely challenging. Food is often hard to come by and what can be accessed isn’t nutritious enough for a pregnant woman or a baby. And with the climate crisis and increasing conflict pushing more families into hunger, we know that new mums and their babies are in danger.
You can help mothers and their babies through that crucial 1000 day period with a gift of just £3 a month.