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June 26, 2015
Suchona Chakma lives in Nobin Chandra in the Khagrachari district of Bangladesh with her two daughters and husband . They do not have any land or a house of their own so they are living with another household. Her husband is a tenant farmer; he cultivates other peoples' land and gains 50% of the...
June 26, 2015
Nurturing Connections is an HKI designed project that grew out of our CHANGE Enhanced Homestead Food Production Program . It was first piloted in Bangladesh. It is the start of the rainy season in northeastern Côte d’Ivoire’s Boudi village, and laughter mingles with the thunderous drops of a sudden...
June 25, 2015
“Mama, please cook the vegetables with eggs again for me! I want more of that yummy food!” Tudes, a four-year old boy, said this to his mother after a Helen Keller International cooking demonstration in his village, part of the Oenino district in Indonesia. Not long before, Tudes’s mother, Idamina...
June 25, 2015
On May 26, 2015, HKI-Tanzania proudly participated in an event marking another step toward the elimination of trachoma in Africa. That sunny Tuesday saw the Mtwara Regional launch of the Trachoma SAFE Implementation Program funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Queen...
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...

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