Health
 Argentina
Project #12699

Help us fight malnutrition in Argentina

by Fundacion Caminando Juntos
Vetted

Summary

The future of the central nervous system is determined in the first 14/18 months of life. If during that period the child doesnt receive an adequate amount of nutrients and stimulation, the brain development will be affected with significant risk of suffering mental weakness. The project "Fight against malnutrition" invests all their human and social capital to work on preventin this from happening at different locations in Argentina.
$25,000
total goal
$14,100
remaining
157
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The major problems at this location is the poverty and extreme vulnerability: 24.8% of population has basic needs unsatisfied (NBI), with no drinkable water, no drains, high unemployment and more than seven people per house living in poverty and precarious conditions. So, the general aim is to prevent infant malnutrition, provide assistance for the undernourished children and educate mothers as the main health and care agents of their children.

Solution

Our challenge is to manage the undernourishment problem, mostly a consequence of the extreme poverty and low education, focusing on the whole problem, with commitment from the whole community and institutional programs. Our essential pillars are: nutritional and pediatric attention, integral stimulation, literary and games workshops, social assistance and family education and promotion.

Long-Term Impact

If we start working with the urgent problem but also educating the mother and kids on this matters, in the long term, all the families will be benefitted through the learning of better habits incorporated by the mothers who attend our program. And consequently, the whole community will be positively affected. It is a slow, but efficient way of working with this kind of communities, which have urgently needs to be atended, but also a long future to take care of.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Home Page
Example of results of the proyect 2011
Similar programs with Early Childhood
Institutional Video of Fundacion Caminando Juntos

Organization Information

Fundacion Caminando Juntos

Location: Capital Federal, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Website: http:/​/​www.caminandojuntos.org.ar
Project Leader:
Relaciones Institucionales
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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