What becomes the focus of the dissemination and social action is the duty to reduce the stunting figure
Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) - At least 200 families in Bali received healthy food aid from the province’s Family Prosperity Empowerment (PKK) Driver Team as part of efforts to prevent stunting.

"What becomes the focus of the dissemination and social action is the duty to reduce the stunting figure," head of the Bali PKK Driver Team Putri Suastini Koster said here on Friday.

The Bali PKK Team, along with experts, educated people on the importance of reducing stunting to ensure the nation's prosperity while sharing additional healthy food, she added.

A total of 500 aid packages comprising four bags of rice weighing 20 kg, sugar, cooking oil, eggs, vegetables, and fruits were provided by the team to 200 families.

The stunting rate in Bali, which stands at 10.9 percent, is below the average national figure of 14 percent and is categorized as low.

The Bali provincial government is striving to reduce the rate to 6.15 percent by 2024.

According to Koster, the aid provision will be carried out by the PKK Driver Team in all districts and cities of Bali.

One of the recipients of the aid on Friday was Nyoman Ardika (52) from Padangsambian, who expressed his joy over receiving the aid amid rising living costs.

"Today, I received rice, eggs, vegetable, and snacks. I am very happy. This is the first time I have received this," Ardika, who works as a garbage collector, remarked.

"I thank Bali province’s PKK, and I hope that there will be more because it is very helpful to me," he added.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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