Feed Malnourished Nicaraguan Preschoolers

by Self-Help International
Vetted

Summary

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.
$2,460
total raised
62
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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).

Resources

http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
Learn more about the organization

Organization Information

Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
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.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Self-Help International that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.