Bundi Nutrition Fund

Bundibugyo, Uganda

This fund was created to address some of the nutritional needs of Bundibugyo, Uganda. The BundiNutrition project has a long history in Serge's work in Bundibugyo; including distribution of seeds and hoes, providing food and milk to disadvantaged children, and a dairy goat project.

The BundiNutrition program is for moderately malnourished children-those with significant malnutrition but not severe enough to warranty hospitalization. Each week they are given a locally grown and processed food supplement to improve their nutritional intake. The program also emphasizes education to create longer-lasting change in the community. Each week, a lesson is taught concerning a public health issue as well as a Bible teaching to share the hope of the gospel.

To affect long-term change in the nutritional status of the community, education is necessary to improve health/hygiene, proper feeding and nutrition, farming techniques and to diversify locally-grown food.

Serge in conjunction with the local health center provides care for children who are hospitalized with severe malnutrition. Children over 6 months of age receive a special milk-based formula provided by UNICEF. Infants less than 6 months have difficulties digesting this formula, so they receive baby formula (provided by Serge) to treat their malnutrition.

Motherless infants under 6 months old are given baby formula on a temporary basis until a surrogate breastfeeder (wet nurse), often an extended family member, can be found. Serge provides a small food stipend for them in order to facilitate relactation and a good milk supply.

    Any donation amount is helpful.

    Here are some examples of how far your money can go:
  • $1,000 will provide the entire operating expenses of BundiNutrition for 1 month.
  • $600 will pay the salary of the Ugandan Bundi Nutrition Coordinator for 6 months.
  • $200 will provide 1 week of supplements for all children enrolled in the BundiNutrition outpatient program.
  • $30 will provide locally made nutritional supplements for one child for their entire enrollment in our 10-week outpatient program.
  • $12 will buy a can of baby formula that will last a severely malnourished child for 4-6 days.

Serge strives to follow donor intent. All giving to Serge is under the discretion of the Serge Board and is used to further the broad mission of Serge. We will give preference to the project and field the donor designates.

Bundi Nutrition Fund