Health
 Guatemala
Project #3948

Child malnutrition in the Bocacosta of Guatemala

by Wuqu' Kawoq

Summary

Combating child malnutrition through education, early detection and treatment in an impoverished, indigenous coffee growing community in Guatemala.
$20,000
total goal
$8,494
remaining
185
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Indigenous Maya in the coffee growing Bocacosta regions of Guatemala suffer from extreme disparities in health care, which especially impact women and children. More than 80% of children are malnourished and also suffer from high rates of anemia and parasitic infections. There is a lack of access to quality pediatric health care. This project will provide preventative pediatric care services and treatment of malnutrition to an entire indigenous agricultural village of 80 families or 500 persons.

Solution

This project provides community-based screening of child growth, as well as comprehensive treatment of malnutrition, anemia, parasites, and other common conditions. In addition, all children receive annual pediatric check-ups.

Long-Term Impact

With early detection and treatment of malnutrition, children are given the chance to grow to their full potential. Treatment of malnutrition also positively impacts school performance and economic and work opportunities in adulthood.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Wuqu' Kawoq

Location: Bethel, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wuqukawoq.org
Project Leader:
Peter Rohloff
Executive Director
Bethel, VT United States

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