Throughout 2011 Self-Help has provided QPM porridge to 600 children in Nicaragua in an effort to allievate malnutirtion. Each week the corn porridge was delivered to 13 daycare centers where children 6 months to 5 years attended preschool. This setting allowed us to easily feed the children each week.
Unfortunately we have been notified by the Nicaraguan government that the structure for the daycare centers has been changed and limited to 3 to 5 year old children. The Ministry of Education will provide beans and rice daily. Because of the restructuring Self-Help no longer has a role to play in feeding the children. While we are saddened by this turn of events, we are pleased with all of the financial support we have received that allowed us to provide nutritious meals to the children.
Thank you again to everyone who donated to this project. We would like to direct your attention to one of our other programs, #4027 (Add Vitamins to Kids' Meals in Ghana and Nicaragua) supplies vitamins to young children. This program will soon be renamed to "Add Vitamins to Kids' Meals in Ghana" due to Nicaraguan governments changes. The following picture is of healthy children graduating from preschool and are on their way to further their education in Kindergarden.
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