Slum-Targeted Outreach for Malnutrition Prevention
STOMP is a new malnutrition prevention and treatment program that CNF is building from the ground up.
Due to the absence of sanitary facilities, awareness, access to health care, and illiteracy and poverty, there is a high incidence of malnutrition in children in slums. Malnutrition often starts in the womb since children are born to malnourished, anemic mothers.
The mission of the STOMP program is to implement a nutrition intervention initiative to sponsor 200 beneficiaries in the slums of Bangalore (Magadi and Uttarahalli) over a 30-month period in order to stop the cycle of inter-generational malnutrition. STOMP is designed to be sustainable because as beneficiary-mothers are rehabilitated and educated on proper sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition, they will become community advocates.