Community Kitchen Garden
To decrease the prevalence and severity of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) in the village of Bhikamkor, the community garden (Saheli Poshan) was initiated to pilot the effectiveness of integrating vegetarian-friendly iron-rich foods into the diets of the community members. Five women will participate in the pilot by constructing, maintaining, and harvesting a garden on a 5-meter by 4-meter plot of land provided by the Institute for Philanthropy and Humanitarian Development (IPHD). The structure of the community garden involves the construction of a cooperative amongst the women of Bhikamkor and the members of IPHD. The women are responsible for the upkeep of the community garden and the members of IPHD are responsible for the monitoring of the project. From this project, a greenhouse cooperative will hopefully sprout.