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Reducing malnutrition in Dharavi

Project Highlights

  • SNEHA’s project has covered a staggering  17,000 kids in Mumbai’s urban slums
  • Malnutrition brought down by 20% in severely & acutely malnourished children from Oct 2012-Mar 2013
  • How SNEHA succeeds:
    • -Educate pregnant & lactating mothers on how to take care of themselves and their new-borns
      - Weigh the kids of the slum every month to identify malnourished children and admit them in their day care center for treatment
      -  SNEHA’s foot soldiers are none other than women from the slum who go door-to-door and carry out this intervention. These foot soldiers use smart phones to upload data in real time!

    Reducing malnutrition in Dharavi

    SNEHA is a Mumbai based NGO which is successfully reducing malnutrition in Mumbai’s urban slums – Dharavi, Kandivali, and Mankhurd-Govandi. SNEHA’s work has been featured on top news channels such as NDTV.


    How you can help

    • 1) Donate: Provide milk to kids with moderate or severe malnutrition in Dharavi:

      Rs 1.5 lakh needed

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    • 2) Volunteer: Calling photographers and aspiring journalists! SNEHA needs volunteers for photo essays and case writing to document its amazing results in reducing malnutrition. An excellent opportunity to add good work to your portfolio

    • Contact

      Sharmila Kher
      9820548215, 022-26614488

      Dharavi Project Site
      310, 3rd floor, Urban Health Centre
      60 Feet Road, Dharavi, Mumbai 400017
      Tel : 91 22 24042627 / 24086011
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