On the remote island of Rote, Indonesia, too many children under 5 years are stunted.
Children who experience stunting face increased risk of mortality, disease and developmental delays. Their lifelong productivity is significantly reduced. SurfAid is improving the nutritional status for more than 1,500 children across 12 villages, working alongside community health clinics to improve parents' understanding of malnutrition, increase their access to healthy food and change consumption patterns of mothers and children.
We know that addressing the underlying cause of stunting significantly improves a child’s life and benefits the entire community.