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A Mother's Education

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A community health worker shows mothers how to make a vitamin-rich porridge.

Many of us know that the first 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday are crucial to the child's development and future well-being. But not everyone knows that. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of doctors and local volunteers are educating women about the importance of proper nutrition for mothers and their children.

"What makes me happy is knowing that if I help my people, they’re going to benefit," said Mukobe Kabaila, one of the volunteers. "I would like them to live well, with good health and education."

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This story is part of our Wednesday ViewChange video series.

 

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This is a very touching post. Health and education are really the most important factors a person must have to live life well. It is nice to know that there are programs like this for mothers of Congo. I just hope more people would help in this venture not just in Congo but also the the rest of the world.

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