Integrated food security for mothers and children by Muhura
January 2023
Integrated food security for mothers and children by Muhura

The numbers of the project

  • 7816 direct beneficiaries
  • 29,568 indirect beneficiaries
  • 2 nutrition centers with strategically located community kitchens
  • 4 annual training courses on improved agricultural techniques
  • 150 kitchen gardens entrusted to the most vulnerable families
  • 400 head of cattle destined for the most fragile families
  • 30 meetings with about 30-40 participants each dedicated to vulnerable families involved in the other project activities, with the aim of improving the quality of food and optimizing the products available with respect to the nutritional needs of the family



  • The enhancement of nutritional rehabilitation services for families with children aged 0-5
  • Greater food security for families of small farmers, thanks to kitchen gardens
  • A better understanding of infant nutritional needs


The project is financed by: 8x1000 Catholic Church

Local Partners: Rwanda Farmers Federation - IMBARAGA, Congregation of the Oblate Sisters of the Holy Spirit - Muhura Health Center

Duration of the project: 3 years

Why do we take the field?

The malnutrition treatment system in Rwanda provides for periodic screening at the Health Centres: children who are in the red band (acute malnutrition) or yellow band (moderate malnutrition) are hospitalized and supported with foods with a high nutritional value. According to the latest annual report by the Muhura Health Center, 1 in 3 children under the age of 5 is malnourished. We have to set up 2 nutritional centres, equipping them with instruments, materials and supplements for services to fight against malnutrition. We also want to train peasant families on the cultivation of kitchen gardens, holding awareness-raising and nutritional education meetings with cooking demonstrations.

General objective: to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the vulnerable population in the District of Gatsibo, Rwanda

Specific objective: to improve the nutritional situation of children aged 0 to 5 and their families in the Muhura Sector, through an integrated approach between the agricultural/agro-pastoral and health sectors