According to the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS), the median age for a first marriage is around 16.5. Around 3% of girls aged 15-19 years who are pregnant with their first child face a much higher risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes.

2kg Amount of raw materials delivered by the project (UNICEF, FAO and other partners) in the beginning to help women groups to produce but also to promote complementary food in the communities. The mixture of teff and broad beans provides children with the daily calories and protein requirements. The mothers learn during training sessions to add fruits and vegetables to enrich the complementary food with minerals, or micronutrients.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia

100kg Total amount of complementary food produced once a month by a women group, which consists of around ten females.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia

60% of children between 6 and 24 months will have improved access to locally available, quality complementary food in 15 food insecure districts in Ethiopia.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia