Lilongwe District Council has hailed Feed the Children for improving people’s health, nutrition and livelihoods under Tiwalere 2 Programme.
Lilongwe District Council director of planning and development Willard Chirwa said this when Lilongwe District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) and Feed the Children visited traditional authorities (T/As) Masula and Chiseka in the district recently.
“The villagers look healthy and smart, showing that the organisation is making an impact in the communities,” he said.
In an interview, group village head Chapsinja commended Feed the Children for the initiatives in the area, saying they have transformed households.
“In the past, we used to register many cholera cases and children’s deaths due to malnutrition.
“However, since the organisation came with the initiatives in 2016, things have improved,” he said.
Chapsinja further said households now have clean bathrooms and toilets constructed with guidance from the organisation.
Feed the Children zone manager Mark Liwonde said Tiwalere 2 is a project that aims at improving children’s nutrition status, especially for those under five years old, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls.
“I thank Lilongwe District Council and the communities for supporting the project,” he said.
The project is being implemented with funding from United States Agency for International Development.