Underprivileged children suffer the most in Venezuela. Food scarcity, hunger, malnutrition, a deteriorated hospital care explain the highest mortality rates, with 6-7 children dying every week, and school dropout at +50%. You can be their Hero, giving hope and saving lives by providing vulnerable children with nutritional supplements, formulas, medicines, medical supplies and attention, and even a daily meal as an incentive to attend and stay at school.
87% of Venezuelans live under poverty. 60% under extreme poverty. Food scarcity affects 9 out of 10 households due to long queues and high costs to obtain it (devaluation of 45% and prices doubling every 19 days from a +10,000,000% inflation). 90% of schools don't have the Student Feeding Program (PAE) normally given by the government so children study hungry, stay in bed malnourished, or walk on the streets looking for food.
Daily, we help +2,000 children through our 2 local foundations. At Jorge Lizarraga Pediatric Hospital we identify the needs and have full control on all items both patients and staff receive, from nutritional items, to medicines, to surgical & medical material. At Alimentando Futuros, we fund the food to cook a nutritional daily meal for our 1,810 students & teachers. These meals are the incentive to stay at school, reducing dropout rates from +50% to 3% or lower.
Children starve & die in Venezuela. We save lives of children in critical medical conditions and at high risk of malnutrition. Food & education are critical for the economic, social & cultural development of any society. Yet, they are inaccessible. Children who eat and go to school are healthier, develop knowledge, have more confidence in themselves and are much more likely to become professionals. We save lives and a generation considered lost.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).