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Feed Malnourished Nicaraguan Preschoolers



Self-Help feeds 600 children who attend 13 different daycare centers in Nicaragua. Your donations will provide a nutritious, vitamin and mineral enriched meal in a sanitary environment.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Every night, thousands of children in Nicaragua go to sleep hungry. Many of these small children are dropped off at a run-down house used as a daycare center. These houses have no plumbing, latrine, chairs or toys. One child’s parent, if they have more than one, is out earning about $2 a day – the average wage for 70% of the people in Nicaragua. These children will benefit from a nutrtious meal and an education.

How will this project solve this problem?

Almost 4% of Nicaraguan children under age 5 die. Malnutrition, a gateway condition for more serious diseases, is 100% treatable. Self-Help can provide a high-protein, vitamin-fortified porridge meal for about $25 per child per year.

Potential Long Term Impact

With 13 daycare centers up and running Self-Help wants to continue feeding the children who attend 5 days per week. Being able to provide these children one nutritious meal per day greatly improves over-all health. Hundreds of children attend.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,460

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,460 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Merry Fredrick

Executive Director
Waverly, Iowa United States

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