Development cooperation ,14.03.2017

Save the Children Finland, Empowering Communities to Scale Interventions for Good Nutrition


The overall objective of this Save the Children Finland project is the reduction of maternal and child under nutrition at household level in the Province of the Copperbelt. This will improve the nutrition status and food security of the targeted communities, especially children, adolescent girls and women of child-bearing age in Lufwanyama, Masaiti and Mpongwe districts, who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of the deterioration of national socio-economic conditions. The project will be adopting an integrated approach of food security, improved Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions and agriculture, through which Save the Children and partner NGO Nutri- Aid Trust aim to contribute to a reduction in the prevalence of stunting among children under five in the target communities. Specific Objective 1 (Outcome): “Strong public private partnerships and integrated multi-sectoral systems (WASH, health, agriculture) deliver services (knowledge, training) and products (inputs, tools) to increase nutrition levels of pregnant and lactating women and children in Lufwanyama, Masaiti, and Mpongwe.” Specific Objective 2 (Outcome): “Increased agricultural production, income generation, crop diversification/knowledge of crop utilisation/nutritious diets to improve nutritional status of pregnant women, mothers and children in the 3 districts.” The project is implemented together with Save the Children Zambia Country Office and local partner, Nutri Aid Trust. The overall budget of this project is 1 332 999 Euros and it is funded by the European Union and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Funding decision  14.03.2017

166 625 €


  • 2017: 166 625 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

Field of activity

  • Basic nutrition 40%
  • Education and training in water supply and sanitation 30%
  • Agricultural co-operatives 30%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children

Funding channel

Pelastakaa Lapset ry



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