Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW)

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: December 18, 2015 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Meseraet Demissie
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (80 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (20 %)

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This project aims to improve maternal, infant and child nutrition, reduce stunting of children under the age of five, and improve the nutritional status of pregnant women. Canada’s support would directly benefit 85,500 people including boys, girls, men, women, local authorities and community leaders. Despite recent progress, malnutrition remains a serious problem in Ethiopia, and many children and women do not regularly have enough nutritious food to keep them healthy. Activities include: (1) providing training on infant and young children’s feeding practices, distributing material on proper nutrition as well as good water and sanitation practices; (2) supporting the development of school and household fruit and vegetable gardens; (3) increasing access to water through the mapping of existing water points and support for repair and maintenance; and (4) training on the importance of gender equality in order to achieve nutrition improvements.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 188,630
Total Indirect Population: 825,218
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1148 Cooking and feeding demonstrations conducted
129 ToT MIYCN trainings conducted
465 CMAM trainings conducted
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project includes: (1) improved maternal, infant and child nutrition and care giving practices by women of reproductive age and caregivers of under-5 boys and girls; (2) improved nutrition-sensitive practices including hygiene, sanitation and water management for both domestic and productive uses; and (3) strengthened management of Government of Ethiopia gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the federal and local levels.

Achieved Results



MNCH-related indicators
  • %/total households and institutions (schools/clinics) with access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities
  • %/total households with access to a safe water supply
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
  • %/total of sick children under 5 receiving treatment for malaria, pneumonia, or diarrhea
  • %/total of women attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider for reasons related to the pregnancy
SDG Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG 2.1.2 Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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