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Relationships Built on Trust are Key to Successful Impact

By USAID-Nepal Flood Recovery Program

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Nutrition is an important component of economic development and food security. Evidence shows that malnutrition in the first two years of life permanently reduces cognitive function and physical capacity, making individuals more vulnerable to disease. This, in turn, reduces productivity, slows economic growth, and perpetuates poverty.

Nutrition practices are often based on customs and beliefs passed down for generations, which can make them difficult to change. It is only through strong relationships built on trust and consistency that we can hope to introduce sustainable nutrition practices that will improve food security for rural smallholder farmers.

Fintrac first started working in Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating 2007 and 2008 floods. Our USAID-funded Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) helped flood-affected communities “build back better.”

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