Globally, 58% of children aged five years or under die from infectious diseases (WHO 2011). This is mainly due to the large number of families using unsafe water, practising poor hygiene/sanitation, and eating a poor diet.
The Three Stones Preventative Health Programme is designed to teach villagers how to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that are rampant in developing countries.
Villagers cook their food, by balancing their cooking pot on three stones, over an open fire. They understand that if one stone breaks, the pot will fall, losing the family's food.
The programme uses this cooking method as an analogy to teach villagers that the three foundational stones of health are safe water, propper hygiene/sanitation and a balanced diet. As with the cooking pot, all three stones are essential. If one stones "breaks", the family can fall prey to preventable diseases such as Malaria, TB, Typhoid and Cholera.
We invite you to walk along side the Three Stones' Team in empowering villagers in achieving a healthier lifestyle thus taking valuable steps in alleviating family poverty.