Njombe is one of the coldest regions of Tanzania, where one out of every three children is stunted. In 2020, researchers looked into the causes of stunting in the Njombe region and discovered that children were not only hungry — they were also cold. Instead of using every last calorie to grow, they were burning significant energy just to keep their bodies warm.
Fortunately, Lutheran World Relief has a reliable (and colorful) solution to the cold: the LWR mission quilts you faithfully sew. Today, thanks to the work of your hands, nearly 9,000 children in Njombe have quilts to keep them warm and help them grow up strong and healthy.
Your quilts are the perfect complement to our programs that screen children for malnutrition and help families ensure they have enough to eat.
Dr. Lali Chania, who leads our programs in Tanzania, says, “Thank you to quilters on the other side of the globe for all the great work and dedication, and for bringing works of their hearts to children of Tanzania. It’s very important.”