Nootri flour is part of various kinds of nutritious flour for porridge processed by African Improved Food (AIF).
The act of generosity donating ‘Nootri’ flour to patients was conducted under the initiative ‘Jesus Care for Kids’ introduced by Teta Mbabazi Nadine, a Human Resources Management consultant.
Mbabazi told IGIHE that she introduced the program to help people who find it hard to afford basic needs like food and health care.
“I am a Christian mother of four children. I meditated and got courage to support those who cannot afford basic needs yet God blessed me with food sufficiency and access to health care,” she said.
Mbabazi explained that she launched the charity in 2010 where she has been providing support to patients at CHUK among other places in Kigali.
His activities are funded by different donors including Africa Improved Food.
AIF, Aretha M Rwagasore, the Head of Corporate Communications at Africa Improved Food said the company funded the charity organization ‘Jesus Care for Kids’ to push forward the drive of combating malnutrition.
“The country is worried of malnutrition. That is why we work with hospitals and different organizations to seek solution to this problem and we are optimistic we shall achieve the goal,” she reiterated.
One of the beneficiaries, Theresia Uwambajimana gave birth to premature twins of whom one died while another is incubated. She lauded the donation saying it will help to prepare porridge for her little children.
The National Coordinator of the National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP), Dr Anita Asiimwe recently told IGIHE that the country targets reduction of stunting and malnutrition in Rwanda by 19% in 2024.