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MICROCREDIT MEETS NUTRITION IN GHANA

About seven years ago, Grace Marquis began work on a project aimed at addressing both hunger and nutrition. Her aim was to educate several groups of poor women in Ghana about nutrition while also giving them the means to earn money to buy food. As Marquis, who is the Canada Research Chair in Social and Environmental Aspects of Nutrition at McGill University in Montreal, tells Marc Montgomery, that project was such a success that the rural banks in Ghana have continued running this micro-credit endeavour with its nutrition education component. Photo:ENAM (Enhancing Child Nutrition through Animal Source Food Management)

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