After a steady decline in the early years of the 21st century, world hunger is again on the rise. A key factor driving this increase in Senegal is urban poverty, as a result of internal migration and extreme weather.
In the long term, increasing desertification induced by climate change and unsustainable agricultural practices continue to pose a challenge for Senegalese families.
In the short term, the pandemic has only increased this disparity, especially in Mbour, a city very dependent on the tourism economy. Many families who aren’t hungry are still malnourished, lacking the protein and carbohydrates that make up a healthy diet.
MAP provides meals to all our preschool students as part of the collection of crucial services our three preschools in Mbour deliver to their over 600 students.
To enable us to continue feeding hundreds of vulnerable children every day in Senegal, please consider joining our Giving Circle today.
This month, we want to especially recognize our partners at Nestle in helping us deliver our hunger-relief programs in Senegal by providing healthy food to families attending our Cheikh Amadou Lô School. Nestle’s generous contribution has supported hundreds of families in the community and enabled parents to ensure their children do not go hungry.
Emmanuel Nto-Unwana, Director of Nestle Dakar, visits the Cheikh Amadou Lô School with MAP’s local team and families supported by MAP’s hunger relief program.
Our preschools also allow parents to spend time away from their young children and enable both parents to return to the work more easily and provide for their families.
Every MAP preschool in Senegal is a centerpiece of the community it serves and is a crucial part of saving lives—through education, health, and nutrition. Join MAP’s Giving Circle today and you can help continue saving the lives of young Senegalese children.