Nutrition and Shelter

ROM provides baskets of food quarterly to those households that are assessed for malnutrition. The food basket is comprised of rice, beans, and corn-soya blend for porridge.

The size of the basket is doubled for those households of more than 5 members. Food is particularly provided in the communities when students go on break, as they will not receive their daily school lunch during this time.

• 418 HIV-exposed infants) received NACS during clinic consultation and home-based care. 428 (390 HIV-positive clients) were enrolled onto the nutrition program.

•  383 HIV positive clients with nutrition issues were counselled 

•  1,395 mothers were counseled on infant feeding.

•  352 households with orphans and vulnerable children were supported with food, which benefited

•  1,791 secondary individuals.



For those child-headed and other vulnerable households that lack an adequate living space, ROM helps provide shelter through paying rent and/or providing construction materials for homes. ROM also runs a shelter at its Banda site, where those who most need can stay temporarily.

In 2021, 2 grandmother-led households were supported through construction of shelter.