Kathmandu, June 14 -- There are 34 households in Mohattarai's Anaitaneighbourhood, most of them have at least four children each.In the last three years, three children in the community have died due tocomplications from the lack of food.

Raju Devi Sada first lost her three-year-old daughter, already weakened by malnutrition, who died a week after she caught pneumonia and diarrhoea.

"We spent quite a bit of money for her treatment in hospital, but we couldn't save her," says Raju Devi, wiping a tear with the hem of her sari. A year later, she gave birth to another daughter. But she died soon after being born.

"I don't even know why she died," says Raju Devi, who is now raising her third daughter.

The little girl is underweight and loc...