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.
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