Organized by: Louise Kitongo
Help fund the food and nutrition program at miles2smiles daycare centre in the slums of kalerwe,kampala uganda for the children of low income earning single mothers working in the market.While at the centre the children aged between 6months to 5yrs are fed on 2nutritious meals in a day.Since these age group of children are prone to diseases very easily,we have got a nurse who helps design the nutrition program and also check on their healt.
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While catherine kitongo passed through kalerwe market and saw many babies kept in boxes,under shelves,on the backs of their mothers and even others left locked up at home while the mothers sold in the market,she saw the need to start MILES2SMILES a safe daycare centre where these mothers can drop off there babies from 6.30am and pick them at 7pm.At the market children are prone to dangerous market conditions which sometimes lead to death.Babies staying in the market whole day can cause them accidents,molestation,retardation etc.These market vendors are single mothers who also are very low income earners and so they cant afford the high cost regular daycare centres or maids at home.
While at miles2smiles,the children are fed on 2nutritious meals to curb the increasing rate of mulnutrion in children under 5yrs.The mothers too are taught by a visiting nurse how to make nutritious meals from local available foodstuffs.
At miles2smiles the mothers have been organised in groups of 25 people each group so that they can save money together and then borrow from the pull so that they can grow their businesses and get some little more money inorder to be able to take their children to primary school when they leave miles2smiles.
We request you to please donate to miles2smiles so that together we feed the children while their mothers can make some extra money to help them take these children throuhh primary school when they leave miles 2 smiles.by doing this we shall be empowering the women/mothers as well.
Budget MONTHLY BUDGET FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION AT MILES 2 SMILES WELFARE CENTRE
POSHO 188,89 dollars
RICE 210,00 dollars
BEANS 57,78 dollars
GNUT STEW 50,00 dollars
SUGAR 155,56 dollars
SALT 4,17 dollars TEA 11,67 dollars
PORRIDGE (MAGANJO) 81,67 dollars
BEEF 33,75 dollars
MUKENE 25,00 dollars
CHARCOAL 155,56 dollars
VEGETABLES 23,33 dollars
DEWORMERS AND BOOSTERS) 166,67 dollars
COOKS' SALARIES 222,22 dollars
NURSE'S SALARY 111,11 dollars
total 1 497,36 dollars