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Angela Case Study

Angela is a young lady who has been a pupil at Lizpal School since Baby Class.

We first met her in January 2015 when she was just 35months old and weighed 12 kg, which is far below the expected weight for her age according to the WHO standards. Angela measured just 96.3 cm at the time and only sat on the 3rd percentile compared to her international counterparts who receive adequate nutrition.

Working with her over two and a half years a huge improvement in her health was witnessed. Angela now has a healthy weight of 19kg and a height of 112cm which puts he on the 50th centile with the average child in the world.

Malnutrition has a negative impact on a child's cognitive development, school performance and future productivity. Poor nutrition, stunting, iodine and iron deficiencies, combined with inadequate cognitive stimulation, are risk factors in the failure of an estimated 200 million children to attain their full development potential.

With the diet rich in protein, carbohydrates and vitamins, she has flourished. The initial boost shown in the jump between centiles became balanced as her body adapted to the increased level of nutrition, it now uses the energy and not just storing it to maintain a healthy and balanced weight. With the input of a good diet and a quality education Angela has a future.


The flock of Kienyeji chickens is getting steadily larger with new chicks delivered every 2 to 3 months.

The charity aims to produce sufficient eggs both for the Feeding and Nutrition programme and to sell to generate income.


This month saw two sows give birth to a combined total of 28 piglets.

The pig project is going from strength to strength, and is on target to generate income that can be used to expand the work of the charity.

Kenyan Team Lunch

The members of the Kenyan leadership team met for lunch at the Big Square cafe in Karen on Saturday 2 February 2018. The service was friendly, the food was filling, and company were excellent. It was a good day.

The Kenyan leadership team work so hard to ensure the success of the charity in the Nairobi slums that they deserve to be treated once in a while.

Steve Hanlon

Steve Hanlon, husband of trustee Jude Hanlon, is running the Brighton Marathon in April to raise money for Porridge and Rice. Good luck and thank you Steve.

Supporters like Steve play an important part in raising funds for the charity.

50p coins

Please continue to keep 50p coins for Porridge and Rice.

The charity has a growing number of collectable 50p coins which will be sold when complete sets can be made up.

First Aid Training

The Kenyan leadership team have all now been trained by St John's Ambulance in First Aid, and the charity has begun paying for senior teachers to attend the same courses.

The goal is to ensure that each Porridge and Rice partner school has at least 4 staff that are First Aid trained to ensure that there will always be someone on hand should a medical incident occur.

Volunteers at Excel

Two years ago, the Kenyan leadership team pose with volunteers Jude, Vish and Jake on a trip to Excel School in Ngando, an area of the Nairobi slums.

Sharon in Kenya

Sharon, an active member of the Porridge and Rice committee, serves breakfast at Forrester School in Kawangware, an area of the Nairobi slums.

Visit the PaR Facebook page for more pictures and details about the work done by PaR.

If you have any questions or comments, please email on info@porridgeandrice.co.uk


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