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Thematic Areas

Social Welfare

Food is essential to survive, unfortunately nearly half of Nigerians live in poverty and are unable to feed properly. According to UNICEF, an estimated two million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 32% of children under five (U-5) suffer from stunted growth, the second highest in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in economic downturns and is likely to increase the number of people suffering from hunger and acute malnutrition by the end of 2020.

JHF is working to reduce this risk in children to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2-Zero Hunger, by providing nutritious food for those in vulnerable situations, such as orphaned and displaced children. Our feeding programmes ensure that they can feed adequately, so they can learn, play and live healthy lives.

Another important area of focus is the provision of water and sanitary facilities. 63 million Nigerians do not have access to clean drinking water and open defecation is practiced by about a third of rural populations. Water-borne diseases results in the deaths of 70,000 children annually. UN experts have stated that coronavirus will not be stopped without access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for people most at risk.

JHF is gearing its effort to facilitate the construction of boreholes and toilets in remote areas to improve WASH services and hygiene practices for the most vulnerable groups, including women and girls to fulfill the implementation of SDG 6- Clean Water and Sanitation.

Some Feeding Programmes

JHF visit to Vine Heritage Home Kuje Community. Picture of the JHF team, the Home Director- Stephen Kiyi and the children.

JHF Representative presenting beverages and toiletries to the Vine Heritage Director.

JHF team with some of the younger children in their care room.

JHF visit to Divine Wound of Jesus Christ Orphanage Home/Rehabilitation Centre, Tungamaje, Abuja, on 22nd August 2020

A group Picture of JHF team, the Founder of Divine Wounds of Jesus Christ Orphanage Home/Rehabilitation Centre, the Orphans and their Care Takers.

JHF Team and the Founder of Divine Wounds of Jesus Christ Orphanage Home/Rehabilitation Centre with Relief items.

A cross section of children in the orphange home.

JHF staff sharing snacks to the children during interactive session.

JHF team member giving moral advice to the children.

JHF outreach Team to Divine Wounds of Jesus Christ Orphanage Home/Rehabilitation Centre.