Improving Nutrition for Children in Peru

 
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Summary

The Becky Fund will build greenhouses and provide agricultural training at schools in the rural villages of Peru's Sacred Valley to educate and improve the health of students.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The projects are conducted in rural villages near Cuzco, Peru. Low temperatures in these high-altitude climates prevent communities from growing basic fruits and vegetables essential for a well-rounded diet. Constructing greenhouses and providing agricultural education gives students the skills necessary to provide better nutrition in the short-term, while offering practical knowledge to be applied in the long-term.

How will this project solve this problem?

We build greenhouses to develop and implement an agricultural education program into the regular curriculum of community schools. The nutritional benefits and practical skills improve health, classroom performance and future prospects for children.

Potential Long Term Impact

Up to 200 children at each school will receive nutritious meals and learn agricultural skills that will provide basic necessities for families, improve performance in the classroom, and support the community's well-being.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization

Monterey Institute of International Studies: An affiliate of Middlebury College
Monterey Institute of International Studies: An affiliate of Middlebury College

Monterey, CA, United States

Project Leader

Aaron Ebner

Project Coordinator
Monterey, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Improving Nutrition for Children in Peru
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