Tohomina Akter dreams of the day her 17-month-old daughter, Adia, will a doctor. But only by keeping Adia healthy and nourished in their town of Barisal, Bangladesh, will this dream ever become a reality.
Across the world, women are often the key to ensuring children under age two eat properly. Bangladesh’s support for moms has improved the country’s rate of child stunting – short height due to malnutrition – from 55% in 2001 to 41% in 2011. Child malnutrition that results in stunting is one of many issues targeted by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Video, photography and editing: Laura Elizabeth Pohl
Audio: Molly Marsh
Music: Pasqualino Ubaldini
Special thanks to Helen Keller International and BRAC.