We fight child malnutrition by providing nutritious school lunches daily to 1150 indigenous Guatemalan school children. The lunches help the children to stay healthy, focus better and remain in school.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Guatemala has one of the worst nutritional conditions in Latin America, and 67% of indigenous Guatemalan children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Since 2006, Pueblo a Pueblo has provided hot, wholesome lunches for the 500 indigenous children attending the Panabaj Elementary School- often the children's only nutritious meal of the day. Better nutrition keeps the children in school, reduces visits to the hospital, increases well-being and helps reverse the cycle of poverty in the community.
How will this project solve this problem?
Two village women prepare and serve food purchased locally to provide hot luhches to all children attending the Panabaj and Chacaya Elementary School each day. Our new organic school garden program will supplement this program in years to come.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will help reduce chronic malnutrition in the elementary school children of Panabaj, improving health and ability to focus in school. This programs helps the children stay in school longer and learn better, building brighter futures.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,973
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,027
Total Funding Goal: $12,000