Often called “the miracle tree,” moringa offers benefits far greater than your average tree because its leaves are packed with more vitamins and minerals than most foods we know. The tree is extremely rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C and other minerals that are key to combating malnutrition. Eaten as a vegetable course during meals,moringa leaves improve childhood nutrition, birth weights and the quality of breast milk.
That’s why in countries across Africa, The Hunger Project and its volunteer leaders educate communities about the benefits of this power food, train them how to cook with it, and mobilize communities to create moringa nurseries and work in factories to produce moringa powder.
This training is part of a larger program to educate community members—especially pregnant and nursing mothers and young children—about health and nutrition. By breaking the cycle of malnutrition from the start, healthy mothers deliver healthy babies who can grow into healthy, productive adults.