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June 25, 2015
Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes, rich in Vitamin A , are a critical resource in our ongoing work to reduce malnutrition. 44% of preschoolers in the Sub-Saharan Africa are vitamin A deficient, putting them at much higher risk for blindness, illness and childhood death. Helen Keller International’s...
June 25, 2015
Mrs. Sobita Rokaya, one of our beneficiaries from Chainpur Municipality had a baby girl aged 3 months when she was taking Homestead Food Production training. At an instance during training when she heard that children should be exclusively breastfed for 6 months, she remembered her uncle who told...
June 25, 2015
“My youngest child, Yorti aged two years old, is an active and adorable kid who really likes to touch anything that can be reached and put it in her mouth. Ever since our yard has been planted with vegetables, she really likes to pick tomatoes and eat it directly to her mouth. I used to forbid her...
June 24, 2015
Helen Keller International's year-long Centennial Celebration continued with the "Rio Paris" Gala in Paris, France. The event was held by HKI-Europe on June 8, 2015 at the Olympia music hall. The gala marked HKI-Europe's twefth Annual Gala at the Olympia in addition to celebrating the centenary of...
June 19, 2015
On a recent visit to Khiratadi, a rural village in the Bajhang District in the mountainous north-western region Nepal, I came across a very pleasant surprise. I was there to monitor progress of local participants in the Suaahara program, the nation-wide the USAID-funded comprehensive nutrition and...
June 19, 2015
Ly Dinh Phong is an energetic 69 year old man living in a rural area outside Hanoi, Vietnam. In 1969, after studying electrical engineering in China and Russia, he returned to Vietnam to join the army. Mr. Phong’s wartime injuries were extensive enough to have him declared a war invalid. Despite...
June 19, 2015
On May 18, 2015, Temina Mkumbwa, Vitamin A Supplementation Program Manager for HKI-Africa, spoke to more than 400 supporters and friends at HKI's Spirit of Helen Keller Gala at the New York Public Library in New York City. Watch her share her inspiration for becoming an advocate in the fight...
June 12, 2015
A version of this blog originally appeared in the Huffington Post on June 11, 2015. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in...
June 11, 2015
HKI-Bangladesh developed the Nurturing Connections curriculum to complement its nutrition education and homestead food production programs. Like many developing countries, the social mobility of women in Bangladesh is often limited by cultural norms, which margenalize women with limited ability to...

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