The picturesque farming village of Koromasilaia, Sierra Leone, is surrounded by trees and farmland.
While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.
A child’s future is shaped within their first 1,000 days – the critical period between conception and age two. During this important period, maternal and child nutrition has a measurable, lasting impact on growth, brain development and overall health.
"My daughter returns from far away, a true miracle," repeats Adama Issaka without ceasing. She caresses and holds her daughter Firdaoussou tightly. They look each other in the eyes for a long time then both break out in laughter.
Fanta Bangura is 17 years old and grew up in Yiben, a rural community in the Koinadugu district. Early in her marriage, she moved to Freetown with her husband and shortly after became pregnant with their first child.
Tutaya Aurelia Flores lives in Tambobamba, Peru in a community where the Window of Opportunity program is working.