Help Colombian Children with Chronic Malnutrition

 
$7,852
$2,148
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Aug 19, 2010

Helping Children With Chronic Malnutrition

The vulnerable and risky conditions of some Colombian families were the catalyst for the creation of the program “Chronic Malnutrition” by Genesis Center and Nutrir Foundation. This program has as objective to ameliorate the nutritional condition of children between the ages of 0 to 5. During these months, more than 150 children suffering from malnutrition were assisted. The attention that they have been receiving is personalized and integral because it is an answer to their biological, psychological, social, nutritional and educational necessities. The program has bound the family to this important process since the family unit is the fundamental tool for the evolution and improvement of the quality of life of these children.

Thanks to the support the program has received through Global Giving, during the last couple of months the children have been administered a special diet that covers 100% of the nutritional requirements. The nutritional and psychological change the children have gone through has been reflected on their behavior, on the betterment of their dietary habits, the amelioration of their physical appearance and has facilitated the children’s social relations with their surroundings.

Some of the mothers of the children covered by the program have manifested their happiness and support. Many have commented: “my children are eating better,” “they feel happier,” “the kids enjoy the stimulation exercises that they take part in.”

We thank from the bottom of our hearts each donor that has supported or is supporting this important project for the growth and development of the children and the promotion of healthy lifestyles within their families.

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Martina Cocco

Bogota, D.C. Colombia

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