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FUPROSOMUNIC 2018-06-19T11:05:05+00:00

FUPROSOMUNIC – Family Health Program

FUPROSOMUNIC

Nicaragua

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Wood-fueled stoves, common throughout Nicaragua, pollute household air, causing high levels of lung disease and other health problems, particularly among rural children and older people.

FUPROSOMUNIC has mobilized community groups to develop healthier lifestyles: constructing solar ovens and food dryers, as well as learning about nutrition, bio-intensive home gardening, water purification, child care and other important topics.

Impact

The solar ovens have diminished indoor air pollution considerably and lessened deforestation. Successive health improvements have followed from nutrition training and the gardening program. Some households’ income has also increased from selling surplus produce. The programme has empowered participating women.

What’s next

The programme aims to offer workshops to more families, with a focus on solar ovens and food dryers and bio-intensive home gardens. This training will empower Nicaraguan communities to improve their well being, creating a ripple effect to inspire their neighbours and the broader society.

Summary

FUPROSOMUNIC has mobilized community groups to develop healthier lifestyles: constructing solar ovens and food dryers, as well as learning about nutrition, bio-intensive home gardening, water purification, child care and other important topics.