At Sauri Primary School, the school lunch program feeds 719 children every day.
Each parent contributes a share of their crop to the school as part of the fees for their child’s education. The parents can afford it because Millennium Promise, a New York based NGO, has provided fertilizer and seed the families wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford. Millennium Promise is modeling a sustainable approach to ending poverty in 80 villages around the world.
This pilot program seeks to address all eight Millennium Development goals simultaneously while working in partnership with the community. In Sauri, the first Millennium Village Program begun in 1998, school lunches addressed MDG’s dealing with hunger, malnutrition, gender equality and HIV.