THE HIGHEST RATE
OF CHRONIC MALNUTRITION IN AMERICA.
IT HOLDS THE
FIFTH PLACE IN
CHRONIC MALNUTRITION WORLDWIDE.
1 OF EVERY 2 CHILDREN IN GUATEMALA
SUFFER FROM CHRONIC MALNUTRITION.
We work with groups of women from vulnerable communities that understand the problem of chronic malnutrition and are willing to prevent it in children under 5 years old. We offer workshops on food security, nutrition, food preparation, early childhood stimulation and education, agricultural activities, local savings, loan associations, and income generation.
These women are part of our program as partners; their husbands, and their children under 5 years old are also part of the program.
Start a new generation of healthy Guatemalans with a life filled with opportunities.
Reduce extreme poverty and prevent malnutrition by educating and empowering women.
Early intervention in a child’s life brings positive changes in their cognitive development, school performance, growth, productivity, and economic development. It also impacts the reduction of poverty and improves food security, improving their human development.
Infants are 10 times more likely to die at birth
Increases the risk of diseases
Reduces a person’s income by 50%
Lowers GDP by 11.4%
To work with more than 3000 partners annually
And directly benefit more than 2,500 children
We work in the most remote communities of our country to prevent chronic malnutrition in the younger generation. We are currently making an impact on 4 communities in the following departments:
More than 2,500 members benefit from the programs that are being carried out and 325 of our partners have successfully graduated and are now making a positive change in their families.
By having active participation in our program, our members have access to supplies and tools that significantly improve their quality of life. A percentage of the cost of these assets is covered by our partners, while the rest is covered through our “Casa Digna” (Decent House) program.
Rainwater collection system
Doña Isabel didn’t know what savings were or about their importance for her family’s economy, she had never even come to save Q200.00. Feeding her family was extremely difficult as they depended solely on her husband for all of their household expenses.
After being part of our program for 18 months, she started a successful small business in her community selling tamales with her daughters. Currently, Doña Isabel earns Q.65.00 daily. This income helps meet her family’s dietary needs. She is actively involved in the local Savings and Credit Association (ALAC) where she has saved up to Q1,000.00 that have already helped her get loans to expand her business.
Our board is focused on the prevention of chronic malnutrition and community development in order to change lives and help those affected reach their life goals.
We dream of empowered women who are capable of leading their lives successfully as well their children’s.
Edna de Morales
We dream of preventing chronic malnutrition in Guatemala and giving women the tools they need to live a life filled with opportunities.
Carol de Fernández
I firmly believe that the progress of our Guatemala is to achieve healthy children in body, mind and spirit.
Eugenia de Toscana
Only by spreading peace and love will we have a better future.
Erick de León
With hunger of future!
There’s no such thing as a small dreamer and no dream is too big to accomplish.
Marta de Pérez
The health and wellbeing of Guatemala’s children is everyone’s responsibility. This is the only way Guatemala will become a prosperous country filled with opportunities.
Ana Ethel de Méndez
It is important to boost women’s self-esteem in order for them to grow and recognize their worth.
Judith de Sosa
For a better future for all.
Juan Esteban Berger
If we prevent chronic malnutrition we will achieve a new generation of healthy Guatemalans with opportunities.
I believe in Guatemala. I believe in families. I believe that women are key for the development of their families, and those families are part of the country’s development.
Wendy de Berger
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