Fly The Phoenix

Fly the Phoenix believes that education, as well as daily food, are basic human rights. In order to combat the imbalances of these rights, we are creating sustainable, 25-year cycle, educational community programs. These are funded by our local income-initiatives, challenges and international donations through our registered charity, Fly The Phoenix.
Jun 8, 2013

Nutrition program in Ecuador

Our potato field
Our potato field

Hi there,

This month in Ecuador we focused on nutrition for the children and their families.

Plan Papas is our new pilot project with a goal is harvest enough potatoes to create a revenue stream to pay for the nutrition programme at Muenala. The community is busy preparing their land ready for seeding over the next two weeks.

Plan Iron Woman has been a success so far with the vegetables being enjoyed at school by the children and at home by the mums. We are even providing some starter recipes to encourage different uses of spinach, onions and peas! The mums are also pooling their earned funds from some of the vegetable to buy the more seeds for the garden.

Finally, in Muenala we have planted our vegetable patch this week using homegrown compost to give the veggies the best chance at survival! This will complement the healthy spinach, chard and peas coming from Plan Iron Woman and of course our school nutrition program. And are making small but substantial steps forward for Phoenix.

Nutritional plans are absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families and their ability to absorb an education in the classroom. Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!

Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!

Thank you

Sarah

Results of our farming
Results of our farming

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Apr 24, 2013

As Mother's Day is near, we focus on helping Moms

Scrummy lunches in Ecuador
Scrummy lunches in Ecuador

As we come close to US Mother's Day on May 12, we are focusing on supporting our Moms in Ecuador!

This month, across Latin America in our projects we have gone Mom crazy! Ecuador shares its Mother's Day with the US and in Ecuador they have been spending more time focusing on our Moms in the projects. Plan Ironwoman continues to be a huge success, so much so we have started it in our projects in Guatemala as well. 

In Ecuador we have planted Iron-rich vegetables which are known to be the best veggies to help pre-natal nutrition for Mom and baby. The Moms in the village tend to the vegetables and when they are ready they are distributed to the families for the Moms and babies. The project has become such a success we now have a surplus of vegetables and so the Moms bring them into the school to supplement the children's diet at school too. This plan is running really well and as a pilot scheme is becoming hugely significant in the families health.

We are part of Global Giving's Mother's Day campaign this year, celebrating Moms in the US and Ecuador through one gift. If you would like to support Mom's in Ecuador, whilst gifting your Mom a handmade scarf and set of worry dolls then please take a look at our gift:

http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/gifts-for-good/detail.html?projectGift.id=124

Thank you

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Apr 24, 2013

As Mother's Day is near, we focus on helping Moms

Moms waiting for the Breast Health Workshop
Moms waiting for the Breast Health Workshop

As we come close to US Mother's Day on May 12, we are focusing on supporting our Moms in Guatemala!

Ex-volunteer Lisa Bailey brought four friends with her to Guatemala this week, her third visit, to run our very first Breast Health Workshop in Santa Maria.

Lisa, a specialist in breast cancer surgery and prevention at the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center in California, gave the first ever workshop on Breast Health to more than 80 Mothers in Santa Maria. The community was really interested and the talk was given in Spanish and Kaqchikel to ensure everyone understood the information that was being provided. The workshop covered the importance of breast health and how to check and monitor breast health and included the opportunity for a health check from one of the team.

We also launched Plan Iron Woman this week with the same team, distributing seeds of iron-rich vegetables. The plan is specifically aimed at expectant mothers and young mothers to improve nutrition in a child’s first 1000 days of life, the time deemed most important for a child's development.

We are part of Global Giving's Mother's Day campaign this year, celebrating Moms in the US and Guatemala through one gift. If you would like to support Mom's in Guatemala, whilst gifting your Mom a handmade scarf and set of worry dolls then please take a look at our gift:

http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/gifts-for-good/detail.html?projectGift.id=124

Thank you

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