This week, in Saturday Sidebar, our World Moms share their favorite sweet potato recipes for a cause.
World Moms Blog is proudly working with ONE Moms as a community partner.
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.
Backed by over 3 million ONE members, ONE achieves change through advocacy.
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Also, you can follow their trip this week to Ethiopia with the hashtag #ONEMoms on twitter. More to come this week on that trip!
So, now what does Sweet Potatoes have to do with ONE Moms and World Moms Blog?
Malnutrition claims the lives of well over three million children a year. Sweet potatoes have the power to provide much-needed nutrients like vitamins C, A and B6 to undernourished children, helping to avert stunting and ensuring proper growth. On top of that, sweet potatoes are relatively cheap to produce and easy to grow in uncertain conditions, perfect for regions prone to drought and famine. ONE members signed the petition urging world leaders to reduce chronic child malnutrition for 25 million children by 2016.
This Saturday, the World Moms chimed in with how they do it at their home. Check out some of the recipes from around the world.