Nutrition lessons continue in Chumanzana and Santa Clara la Laguna. We spoke of the importance of good nutrition in order to provide the necessary nutrients to the body in one workshop. Lessons on making herbal extracts to add vitamins to the family diet were well received. The herbs used were mulberry and laural leaves, and "bledo" which the women have in their gardens. In another workshop, we made different types of "atol", a drink made from corn. The women put the herbal extracts in the atol to use as a vitamin drink. One of the women's babies is malnurished and she planned to use this to help him improve.
We are awaiting word from a grant proposal that we have submitted for funding to build raised bed garden frames in the women's patios. They all have gardens, but they are limited in what they can grow. With the raised bed gardens some of the problems they face will be solved. We will know by May 1st if funding will be available.
Thank you for your support. We need more funding for this project to keep it going. The staff is the heart of the program and staff time has been cutback because of lack of funds. We are depending on the donations coming in from all of you, but we need to increase our supporters. Please get the word out about our program that is providing this really vital information to this group of 20 women. It will affect the health of the next generation!
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