Women in rural areas play an important role in agricultural production and contribute a great deal to the family income.
But due to their limited access to information on healthcare and nutrition along with a heavy workload and nutritional deficiencies, their health is modest.
Under the programme, through provincial units of the Women’s Union and commune units of the Women’s Association, the company is building a women’s group called “NEST Sisters”, whose members are taught about nutrition, healthcare, and nutritious products. They in turn take this knowledge to other women and households in their commune.
Dang Thi Huyen, Vice Chairwoman of the Women’s Union in Cong Hoa commune, Nam Sach district, Hai Duong province, said her unit started implementing the programme last year and it has helped them understand more about quality products for their families.
The company plans to expand the programme to 21 provinces and cities across the countries, hoping to have another 2,500 women in 400 communes involved in.
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