Help us fight malnutrition in Argentina

 
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Feb 21, 2013

Project Report

We carry out our Project in Derqui, Pilar. A location which presents a social and economy disfunction, with a high income segment, opposed to others in structural poverty and extreme vulnerability: 24.8% of population under basic needs unsatisfied (NBI),with no drinkable water, no drains, high unemployment and more than seven people per house living in poverty and precarious conditions, low levels of education, sometimes reaching illiteracy, plus increasing addiction problems and domestic violence 

Our challenge is to manage the undernourishment problem, mostly a consequence of the extreme poverty and low education, focusing on the whole problem, with commitment from the whole community and institutional programs, operated within Conin Pilar Prevention  and Human Promotion Center. We focus our attention on pregnant women most likely to give birth to low weight children and children between 0 and 5 years old.

Our essential pillars are: nutritional and pediatric attention, integral stimulation, literary and games workshops, social assistance and family education and promotion. Our aim is to improve childhood care, breeding, and challenge the families to be their own leaders of change to improve their physical and mental health.

Nowadays the Pilar Conin Prevention Center has 67 children, assisted in two groups, twice a week. The 3rd attention day is focused on pregnant women, through the “Good Start” program.

The contribution asked through the Project “Fighting Malnutrition” will allow us to increase the number of children attending the prevention program. 

We are asking for financial support to be able to open the centre on  a 4th day in order to redistribute the children and to add more families to the program. Our aim is to increase the number of children under the program to 100. 

Indirectly, all the families will be benefitted through the learning of better habits incorporated by the mothers who attend our program. And consequently, the whole community will be positively affected.

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Organization

Fundacion Caminando Juntos

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.caminandojuntos.org.ar

Project Leader

Mercedes Ferreccio

Projects Manager
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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