new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Training families to help themselves | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
Back to photostream

Training families to help themselves

Pauline Velo is a community volunteer who, with the help of UK aid, was trained in healthy nutrition techniques by the NGO Action Against Hunger. She now passes on her training to families in the town of Masi Manimba, in western DR Congo's Bandundu Province.




Acute malnutrition is a major public health problem across the Democratic Republic of Congo. UK aid has supported the government of DRC and aid agencies including Action Against Hunger to provide emergency nutrition response programmes across DRC in 2010 and 2011.


In some areas, the communities have taken the ideas that Action Against Hunger brought to them, and organised themselves to tackle malnutrition from the ground up - by forming their own co-operative farms and self-support groups.


Read the full story at


Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development


Terms of use


This image is posted under a Creative Commons - Attribution Licence, in accordance with the Open Government Licence. You are free to embed, download or otherwise re-use it, as long as you credit the source as Russell Watkins/Department for International Development'.

1 fave
Taken on June 20, 2012