Feed Malnourished Nicaraguan Preschoolers

by Self-Help International Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


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 childas parent, if they have more than one, is out earning about $2 a day a" 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).


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Organization Information

Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
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Twitter: @SelfHelpIntl
Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
Waverly, Iowa United States

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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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