Evelina Banda, 35 years old, and her son, Steven Banda, 16 months old, in Ndombi Village, Zambia.
Evelina participates in CRS’ nutrition program called FANSER.
With support from GIZ, the German government’s agency for international development, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Chipata are implementing the “Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience” project, also known as FANSER, which aims to improve food security and nutrition among pregnant and lactating women and children under two in Petauke district, Eastern Zambia.
From August 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2017, the FANSER project will be working with households to promote basic hygiene practices, support growth monitoring sessions, and help prevent child malnutrition by promoting the use of locally-produced, nutrient-rich crops for balanced, nutritious diets through “care groups”.
OPERATION RICE BOWL
Helping Those in Need Around the World and in our Diocese
With the beginning of our Lenten Season on March 1st, I ask your participation in a most cherished practice of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) called, “Operation Rice Bowl.” While our pocket change may seem very little, it becomes quite sizeable and able to do much good when combined with that of others participating in this most worthwhile effort. Through “Operation Rice Bowl,” CRS is able to help our brothers and sisters in need around the world. It also helps those in needwithin our own diocese through Catholic Charities of East Tennessee who receives 25 percent of what is collected.
Visit crsricebowl.org / crsplatodearroz.org for more information or
contact Paul Simoneau at firstname.lastname@example.org / 865-584-3307.