The World Food Program (WFP) works alongside the Guatemalan government to provide food to rural areas where almost half of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition.
The World Food Program will assist 373,000 children and lactating and pregnant women in Guatemala's most vulnerable regions over a span of three years. Due to enormous social disparities, extreme poverty mainly affects the indigenous population living in environmentally deteriorated rural areas. WFP specifically targets expecting mothers to ensure the proper nutrition of infants and children and to ultimately break the vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment.
This project addresses the underlying causes of chronic malnutrition in infants and children, including the limited access to adequate amounts of food. The program helps improve health practices by both nourishing and educating expecting mothers.
The operation aims to improve basic social and productive infrastructure by preventing child malnutrition and providing proper nutrition to expecting mothers in the target areas.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).