Amarwara Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


To improve children’s access to nutritious food, 34 families received dairy cows and 341 households learned to grow fruits and vegetables in home gardens. 82% of pregnant women received the recommended amount of prenatal care visits, vaccines, and supplements to provide optimum health for their babies and themselves. 1,571 adolescent girls attended our health sessions on the importance of good nutrition during pregnancy to prevent underweight babies. 320 children were identified as malnourished and treated using a special nutrition program that includes food and vitamin supplements, growth monitoring, and parent education. In partnership with district-level leaders, we conducted handwashing campaigns for 1,720 caregivers so they can improve hygiene for themselves and their children. 33 child protection groups have been formed to teach kids and parents about child rights, and to warn them against alcohol and tobacco abuse.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender, Protection, Disability, Advocacy


  • India>Madhya Pradesh


  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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