a) Kitchen garden & b)Rain Harvest are to be practiced among group. If a sufficient area is found in a house and they can form a group of 10 to 15 and do this as regular cultivation of fresh veg & greens.
Baby food should be with iron, proctein & Vitamin C.
If the pregnant ladies are noted down and properly treated, then most of the Nutrition problem will be solved. In a village of 2000 people mostly around 5 to 10 pregnant women are found. So, it is very much necessity to identify them and give nutritious food of “Chatthu Mavu”, ie. Dhal flour powder (contains nine dhalls).
Alongwith the nutrition flour powder, we must council the ladies for betterment of their mind. The ladies are very fond of goose berry, which is very well available.
While breastfeeding is the most desirable mode of infant feeding, in the context of HIV infected mothers and their children, living in poverty, this poses a risk. The idea is to thus provide alternative nutrition to such infants and train caregivers to achieve nutritional self sufficiency in the long run.
HIV by itself is deadly. HIV in combination with poor nutrition is devastating. Introducing Moringa Oleifera into rural Swazi homesteads would provide both a nutritional supplement to raise the baseline nutritional level and provide the opportunity for income generation from the sale of excess leaf and seed product.