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Feed a Child - Reduce Malnutrition in Guatemala

 
$297,144
$2,856
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Combating child malnutrition through education, early detection and treatment in an impoverished, indigenous Kaqchikel speaking community in Guatemala.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Indigenous Maya in the highlands of Guatemala suffer from disparities in health care, which especially impact children. More than 80% of children are chronically malnourished or stunted. There is a lack of access to quality pediatric health care. This project will provide preventative medical care services and treatment of stunting to 500 children under 5 years of age in Paquip, a Kaqchikel speaking town. Amounts raised over the target for Paquip will expand the program to adjoining towns!

How will this project solve this problem?

This project provides community-based screening of child growth, nutritional food supplementation with products like Incaparina and Plumpy'Doz and the treatment of anemia, parasites, and other common conditions.

Potential Long Term Impact

With early detection and treatment of stunting, children are given the chance to grow to their full potential. Treatment of stunting also positively impacts school performance and economic and work opportunities in adulthood.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $297,144
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,856
Total Funding Goal: $300,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

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Organization

Wuqu' Kawoq

Bethel, VT, United States
http://www.wuqukawoq.org

Project Leader

Anne Kraemer Diaz

Bethel, VT Guatemala

Where is this project located?

Map of Feed a Child - Reduce Malnutrition in Guatemala
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