A mother with her two-year-old baby. This baby is suffering from kwashiorkor (protein deficiency) and cannot even stand up. - - General: General. FAO home economist Miss Lila Engberg is training Malawi women to work in the country's towns and villages as home economics and nutrition educators. These women extension workers are part of the national community development program, which aims to mobilize the country's adults in community-wide efforts to raise their standard of living an education.