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.