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Prevent stunted lives

You can help reach an undernourished child before it’s too late

Without good nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life, a child faces the risk of stunting

Your donation today can help to support families to provide the nutritious food their growing child needs. 

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life – from conception to their second birthday – is sometimes referred to as the ‘window of opportunity’. It’s during this time that a baby builds the foundations for a healthy and productive future. 

But when a child like Sharmin* (pictured) from northern Bangladesh doesn’t get the nutrition she needs, she doesn’t grow at the rate she should and faces the risk of lifelong stunting. This time in her life is crucial. Once the damage is done it’s largely irreversible. 

70% of stunting takes place before a child’s second birthday. A stunted child will grow up smaller, less cognitively developed and more prone to illness and disease – forever. 

Your support can make sure there are more health workers on the ground in places where children and families need them most. Will you help make sure a child like Sharmin doesn’t suffer the lifelong effects of stunting?

*Names changed to protect identities.

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