Every year, 6 million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday. It has been reported that 60% of all deaths of children less than 5 years of age in Uganda are directly or indirectly attributable to malnutrition.
THE POWER OF A MANGO
A single mango cannot end malnutrition; however preserving mangos to provide year round vitamin and micronutrient supplementation is a great start. Breaking the cycle of malnutrition requires education and community empowerment. In a region of Uganda that has no fruits or vegetables readily available for the six-month dry season; food preservation and innovative agricultural training is critical.
A single indigenous mango tree will produce over 500 fruits and drop these nutritious delights over a few weeks time. The Mango Project trains local Ugandan individuals to preserve these mangos for distribution to local communities during the 10 months of the year when mangos and other nutritious fruits and vegetables are not available