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GUATEMALA HAS
THE HIGHEST RATE

OF CHRONIC MALNUTRITION IN AMERICA.

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IT HOLDS THE
FIFTH PLACE IN

CHRONIC MALNUTRITION WORLDWIDE.

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1 OF EVERY 2 CHILDREN IN GUATEMALA

SUFFER FROM CHRONIC MALNUTRITION.

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We want to challenge these facts and fight to change them as a society.

Want to help? There are many ways to be part of our project.

WHAT DO WE DO?

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.

VISION

Start a new generation of healthy Guatemalans with a life filled with opportunities.

MISION

Reduce extreme poverty and prevent malnutrition by educating and empowering women.

WHY PREVENT CHRONIC MALNUTRITION?

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.

SOME EFFECTS OF CHRONIC MALNUTRITION IN GUATEMALA ARE:

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Infants are 10 times more likely to die at birth

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Increases the risk of diseases

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Reduces a person’s income by 50%

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Lowers GDP by 11.4%

HOW CAN WE PREVENT CHRONIC MALNUTRITION?

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Do you want to help us prevent chronic malnutrition in Guatemala? Click below to learn more!

OUR GOAL

To work with more than 3000 partners annually

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And directly benefit more than 2,500 children

COVERAGE

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:

 

FINISHED PROGRAMS

Santa Apolonia (finalizado)

Chupol y Panimaché, Chichicastenango

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.

SPONSORS

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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.

Some of the items we provide are:

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Improved stove

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Solar Pannel

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Rainwater collection system

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Water filters

LIVES CHANGED

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 TEAM

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.

MULTIMEDIA

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