Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru

by Feed the World
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Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Sustainable Nutrition for 823+ Families in Peru
Jun 18, 2021

Chickens take out Anemia in Peru!

Waiting for a health check up of their child
Waiting for a health check up of their child

Did you know that in Peru 67% of newborns would be diagnosed with anemia (an iron deficiency) before the age of 1?  Although this percentage decreases as the  children get older it is still a critical problem. Jose, like 1 in every 3 children in Peru, struggles with anemia and malnutrition. The lack of nutrients has stunted his growth and impairs his ability to stay awake, pay attention, and retain information. The anemia causes him to be light headed and weak, sometimes so extreme he can't go to school. The enveloping weakness that he feels is frustrating and endangers his future as he can't attend school regularly to gain his education and play with his friends.

In Peru, anemia is a major public health problem especially in the rural areas where approximately 50% of children are affected. Community leaders have identified this as a critical issue and partnered with CHOICE Humanitarian to solve this issue. Chickens provide meat and eggs which are a healthy source of iron that is easily digestible and solves the anemia problem. CHOICE technicians have trained the community members how to raise chickens and build coops. Using generous donations, CHOICE was able to provide over 400 chickens to the community to improve the overall level of nutrition and decrease anemia numbers. 

CHOICE Peru focused the training specifically on the women and mothers since their family’s health is their direct concern. Training and educating the mothers gives them the understanding of what is debilitating them and their children and enables them to raise a healthy family. This training and gift of chickens ensures sustainability as it is a practice and understanding that can be passed onto future generations. 

Here in the United States we have been able to effectively tackle anemia, we can easily solve this devastating problem in Peru as well. You can help us provide more chickens by donating to this cause. As global citizens we can overcome this and the many other effects of multidimensional poverty. Join us in making this world a better place!

Mothers happily receiving their chickens
Mothers happily receiving their chickens

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Feed the World

Location: West Jordan, UT - USA
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Project Leader:
Lonny Ward
Field Director
West Jordan, Utah United States
$7,561 raised of $99,536 goal
 
105 donations
$91,975 to go
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$10
USD
Garden Seeds & Basic Start. Provides the cost of vegetable seeds plus introductory nutrition and gardening training for a family that will learn to consume a varied diet for increased nutrient value.
$30
USD
Kitchen Hygiene Kit. Covers cost of proper hygiene training for food preparation, consumption, and storage. Kit includes wash tub, bowls, plates, cups, utensils & other kitchen tools for safe cooking.
$50
USD
Sustainable Garden. Provides cost for a family health assessment and hands-on training as they learn to plant, grow and harvest vegetables designed to address their specific nutrition deficits.
$100
USD
Crop Module Training. Covers the cost of seeds, fertilizer, and tools to help families learn advanced growing and diversifying techniques to provide varied nutrition, animal feed, and surplus income.
$200
USD
Small Livestock Starter Package. Provides the value of initial investment to purchase small animals and proper housing. Includes lessons on animal care, breeding, raising, and product safety training.
$500
USD
Goat Starter Herd. Provides the cost of a starter herd of goats to be used for dairy and meat products. Includes training in proper animal care, housing, breeding, milking, and safe product handling.
$1,000
USD
Sponsor a Trainer. Covers the cost of training a villager in a valuable career as a program trainer. By educating a trainer, your donation has the potential to help hundreds more become self-reliant.
$5,000
USD
Our Peru technicians desperately need a replacement 4 x 4 vehicle to traverse the steep mountainous terrain to reach the neediest remote villages. Your generous donation can help make this a reality.
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