Project profile — Better Nutrition, Better Learning

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Better Nutrition, Better Learning - Overview
Change for Children Association (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011162)
2012-10-18 - 2016-09-30
Country / region • Bolivia (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (50.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to increase the income of women entrepreneurs in six indigenous women’s federations. It also focuses on improving food security and nutrition in marginalized indigenous populations. Nutritious food products are harvested, processed and sold by the women’s federations to the school breakfast program to improve the nutrition and health of local children. Women entrepreneurs increase their agricultural production and their capacity to process food and to market these. They benefit from training, equipment and materials. The local partner for this project is "Fundacion RENACE". The project takes place in the La Paz department.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes include: 2,750 students receive daily school breakfasts; revenues of the families producing the breakfasts increase by 25%; 850 families have improved their techniques in agriculture; 850 families have improved their economic position and level of nutrition.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (September 2016) include: (1) 2,750 students in 52 schools receive daily school breakfasts; (2) 266 women were involved in providing products, processing and serving these breakfasts; (3) 480 females were trained in agro-ecological practices and in turn have trained 3,151 small farmers in 87 community replica workshops exceeding the target of 850 small farmers by 2,301 people; (4) 850 families have received technical assistance on their farms from project staff; (5) diet diversification results were achieved: 70% reduction in carbohydrate consumption; 13% increase in protein consumption; 25% increase in “good fat” consumption reported amongst student beneficiaries; (6) the municipalities of Palos Blancos and Alto Beni are both now financing the school breakfast program in their jurisdictions, covering 100% of the costs; (7) 100% of the food used in the school feeding program is sourced locally; and (8) 80% (target was 65%) of beneficiary families reported having enough food for three meals per day.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
16-05-2016 Disbursement $5,015
15-03-2017 Disbursement $29,575
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