The life of an Indian girl
Although everyone needs a nutritious diet in order to grow and thrive, 2 billion people currently suffer from malnutrition. Trapped in a vicious spiral of deprivation, they can be helped to reach their full potential with the support of tiny vitamins and minerals. Known as micronutrients, these are particularly critical for pregnant women, infants, and young children in the first 1,000 days of life.
For over 25 years, the humanitarian nutrition think tank Sight and Life has used cutting-edge science in the field of micronutrients to assist in alleviating suffering for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, and help bring about positive change.
An infographic showing the ‘The Life of an Indian Girl’.
Only 15% of Indian women 15-39 years of age have completed 8-9 years of education. 22% of girls 6-24 years have no education. When children are well-nourished, they are better able to fight off diseases that keep them home from school. They tend to learn more, and earn more as adults.