Kokebe, whose name means star in Amharic, is one of many MVHHs who have used the resources and knowledge GtN provides to transform their lives. But, what's more, she has taught her neighbor - Weynishet - who has come to emulate Kokebe's activities.
Since Birke Abera's husband Yohanis received awareness about child feeding practices, he has gone out of his way to support his wife where he can and they have learned to discuss and agree on their family's activities. Empowered by this new knowledge, the duo has transformed the fate of their family from being nutritionally vulnerable to capable of providing a healthy and nutritious to their son consistently.
Inspired by her own journey to better health and prosperity, Hawi Tamirat has taken to sharing newfound nutrition knowledge and skills she has gained from the project's Social Behavior Change Communication activities.
Success Story - Tomorrow’s success – how a saving group transformed Kemeru Abdela’s life for the better
When Kemeru Abdela became a project beneficiary, she and her husband were living on a meager production and supporting their livelihood by working on her neighbors' farms for additional income in Galama Hebano kebele. Since subsequently joining a saving group - Milkaina Boru (which mean's "tomorrow's success"), and receiving livestock from the project - Kemeru proved that better nutrition and health behaviors are very possible, given the right resources and drive.
When chicken dealer Yassid Wedaje participated in a training by Grant under Grant (a Growth through Nutrition initiative) last year, he had no idea it would impact his family. He has since implemented better nutritional habits in his own home, seeing the improvement in his children.
In Debark Woreda of North Gondar, Bizuwork Zewdu, a Health Extension Worker, is just one of many who have felt the impact of Grant under Grant, a growth through nutrition initiative. Bizuwork engages actively in securing a better future for her community's nutrition, working with mothers to demonstrate best practices in Deber HEalth post, where she works.
When Atsede Seifu first joined the Tekeze Health Post in Welkait Wereda as a Health Extention Worker, she was highly affected by “that intensive sadness and worry of seeing children suffer from malnutrition despite the availability of different food items in their hands or at home.” With this motivation, she set about implementing quality improvement models supported by Growth through Nutrition following her on-the-job training - improving the organized records of the facility's services.
This success story highlights how the Were Babu Magna Farmer's Training Center took advantage of resources provided by Growth through Nutrition to enhance their pond irrigation system and distribute inputs to the local community and other Farmer's Training Centers. The center has also played a vital role in the area diffusing nutrition-sensitive practices through training and cooking demonstration.
In a powerful testament to the force of knowledge and empowerment, mother-of-six, Workinesh Teka, details how with support from Growth through Nutrition, she transformed her family from a nutritionally vulnerable household to a thriving family unit, and how her children now consume a diversified diet of vegetables and animal products. She learned negotiation skills, and in doing so, built a stronger relationship with her husband, keeping the family from breaking apart.
Burke Amsalu is a mother of four children who struggled to find sustainable income as a local-spirit vendor and laborer in the Horo Guduru Welega Zone. While pregnant with one of her children, she frequently visited the nearby clinic to improve hygiene and nutrition practices for her household.