Sukal is passionate about foods from countries all over the world and he loves all kinds of ingredients. His proposal is for us to gain a greater knowledge on the reality of the country. The activity ends by growing some tomato seeds in class and taking care of them until they bear fruit.
This activity embodies the reality of nutrition in DR Congo, a poor country that is in 176th place of the 188 countries on the UN’s 2017 Human Development Index. This HDI shows that 87.7% of the population live under poverty line (on less than US$1.25 per day) and with immense inequality in terms of opportunity, in spite of the country’s wealth and diversity. DR Congo is a country where 44% of women have no income; additionally, an estimated 2 million children suffer from chronic malnutrition.
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