World Vision began partnering with communities in Korukonda in 2012 and the Nutrition Programme is an important cornerstone for development. A baseline survey conducted in 2011 showed an alarming 49% of children in Korukonda were malnourished - 22% of whom were severely malnourished. Malnutrition impedes motor, sensory, cognitive and social development, so malnourished children are less likely to benefit from schooling, with negative flow-on effects later in life, including lower earning capacity as adults. The most damaging effects of under-nutrition occur during pregnancy and in the first two years of a child’s life. These damages are irreversible, so interventions during the first two years of life are the most effective for the long term.