Nov 16, 2020

REDUCE ANEMIA (Third Trimester of 2020)

GLOBAL GIVING REPORT

SAVE MORE THAN 80 KIDS FROM ANEMIA IN RURAL PERU

(Third Trimester of 2020)

Dear donor, we would like to express our most profound and sincere gratitude for all your contributions. Due to the help awarded by each and every one of you, the nutritional project continues to thrive, even throughout the difficulties originated by the global pandemic. These are trying times, but with unity and commitment we are confident we will overcome the current situation.

6 Months have gone by since we began placing our primary focus on the health and safety of children located in the rural surroundings of the city of Ancash – we would like to share with you some of the strides Misión Huascaran has been successful in.

 With you help, our nutritional program has been able to reach the most remote populated areas in Ancash!  We will forever be thankful!

 In 2020, we were able to identify from a sample of our target audience which had an initial anemic prevalence of 43%. Subsequently after 2 months of work, we reduced this percentage to 33%. To the date we’ve been able to optimize screenings, while following all the necessary biohazard requirements recommended by public health professionals. As a result, the families of 190 kids have now knowledge of their children’s current anemic status.  Additionally, individuals who benefited from the nutritional program have received anti-anemic bars to further compliment their progress. Simultaneously, Misión Huascaran is currently receiving the primary results of 147 families who participated in the Organic Garden Program. These families are now seeing the results of their first successful and fully grown crops, such as:  lettuce, spinach, beets, among other vegetables high in nutritional content. 

Even though difficulties continue to arise, we are gearing our efforts by taking the following measures:

  • Continuing to administer screenings via basal bloodwork to an additional 146 children.
  • Successful deliveries of new dosage of anti-anemic bars, so that children can further compliment their nutrition – ultimately benefitting 187 children.
  • Introducing a Cookbook with different alternatives high in nutritional value.

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Our gratitude is infinite!

Figure 1 -A kid with his package of cookies.
Figure 1 -A kid with his package of cookies.

Dear donor,

Firstly, we want to express you, from the bottom of our heart, our profound and sincere wishes of well-being and good health for you and your family. We are facing difficult times, but with union and commitment we can successfully overcome them.

It is now 4 months since we started this noble crusade for the health of children in rural areas of Ancash, Perú and we want to tell you about our progress.

With your support, our nutrition program was able to reach 100 boys and girls! And our gratitude is infinite.

“Before the nutritional campaign, I had anemia, I felt tired and I had no appetite to eat. But now, with the help of Misión Huascarán, I have improved. I feel very well! Thank you Mission Huascarán!”. It was the testimony of one of the students from the school of Yanamito - Áncash.

On the one hand, we have achieved our target population count with screening tests to be able to know their blood hemoglobin level and thus, be able to know their state of health.

On the other hand, 450 children and their parents have received prophylaxis treatments to eliminate parasites from their organisms and we have delivered 2,900 packages of cookies with high content of iron to complement their feeding.

Likewise, despite the organizational difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have joined the vital cause of providing support to prevent this virus by doing the following actions:

  • Provide cleaning and hygiene training to mothers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Teach parents to manage an in-house bio-garden.
  • Deliver conserves and nutritious cookies.
  • Organizing a virtual exhibition on how to prepare meals with a high level of iron to ensure the health of children.

To make all these possible, we still need to count on your support through the GlobalGiving platform. Every donation is always heartwarming and appreciated but during this uncertain time it means more than ever.

The world holds great challenges for our society and children are the light of hope for the future to be prosperous.

Wishing you, health, and family unity.

Misíon Huascarán's team.

Figure 2-Screening test to one of the kids.
Figure 2-Screening test to one of the kids.
Figure 3 - A mother and her son
Figure 3 - A mother and her son
 
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