Feed Malnourished Nicaraguan Preschoolers

by Self-Help International


Self-Help feeds 600 children who attend 13 different daycare centers in Nicaragua. Your donations will provide a nutritious, vitamin and mineral enriched meal in a sanitary environment.
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Every night, thousands of children in Nicaragua go to sleep hungry. Many of these small children are dropped off at a run-down house used as a daycare center. These houses have no plumbing, latrine, chairs or toys. One child’s parent, if they have more than one, is out earning about $2 a day – the average wage for 70% of the people in Nicaragua. These children will benefit from a nutrtious meal and an education.


Almost 4% of Nicaraguan children under age 5 die. Malnutrition, a gateway condition for more serious diseases, is 100% treatable. Self-Help can provide a high-protein, vitamin-fortified porridge meal for about $25 per child per year.

Long-Term Impact

With 13 daycare centers up and running Self-Help wants to continue feeding the children who attend 5 days per week. Being able to provide these children one nutritious meal per day greatly improves over-all health. Hundreds of children attend.

Additional Documentation

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


Learn more about the organization

Organization Information

Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
Project Leader:
Merry Fredrick
Executive Director
Waverly, Iowa United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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