Bountiful Children's Foundation

Nigeria


Population: 216,746,934 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $2,097 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Nigeria:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 59.1% in 2000 to 55.9% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants: no data is available
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 191.8 in 2000 to 123.6 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 174.1 in 2000 to 110.4 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 42.5% in 2003 to 31.5% in 2017
    • Wasting decreased from 11.2% in 2003 to 6.5% in 2016

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Nigeria

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Nigeria in 2022
  • Coordinator training and preparation for screenings are under way.
  • See additional information below

Nigeria - History and Demographics

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It is a multinational state inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups speaking 500 distinct languages, all identifying with a wide variety of cultures. Nigeria poverty rates have gone down significantly in the 2010s because of economic growth. The World Bank states Nigeria has had a 7.4% economic growth in July 2019 which has been their highest yet since the gross domestic product rate decreased to 2%. While as of May 4, 2020, 40% of Nigerians live in poverty, this number still shows the growth of the developing country, with a previously counted 61% of the population living in poverty in 2012. Having made their plans to reduce this number, Nigeria has presented a plan to the World Bank Group to lower this number tremendously. Government instability, which affects the rate at which citizens are employed, is the major reason for the poverty levels being higher in certain periods. Source: Nigeria, Wikipedia.org


 

Bountiful Children in Nigeria

Bountiful Children started helping in Nigeria in 2022. Community coordinators are being identified and trained.

Bamitale Oladumilye

Country Coordinator

Bountiful’s Country Coordinators

Country coordinators serve with Bountiful as volunteers. They train and organize local community coordinators and to conduct screenings, train families, distribute locally-purchased supplements, and follow up on infant development.

Nigeria

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

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Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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