Children  Peru Project #15714

Improve nutrition of 150 children in Cusco

by CEDNA Vetted since 2013


This project empowers 120 mothers from the marginal zones of Cusco by educating them on nutrition, health, hygiene and business management, thereby improving the nutritional status of their children and their quality of life.

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Almost 60% of children in the slum areas of Cusco suffer from or are at risk of different types of malnutrition. This is due to multiple factors, such as a low family income, low knowledge about healthy nutrition for children and pregnant women. Together with a bad practice of healthy habits, malnutrition problems affect both children's physical and mental development.


A specialized team will train mothers of slum areas of the city of Cusco, who ultimately are the main responsible persons for the welfare of the children in a variety of skills. Through training, monitoring and personalized counseling on health issues, the mothers will develop good practices in healthy habits, balanced nutrition, entrepreneurship and small business management to improve the nutritional status of their children and their quality of life.

Long-Term Impact

At the end of the project the mothers we educate will be able to implement the knowledge on nutrition and business management in their lives independently. This means that the problems of malnutrition will be reduced significantly and that they have good opportunities for economical growth, thus giving the entire family a chance for a better future. The kids will then bring this knowledge with them once they start their families, slowly creating a better situation for the people of Peru.

Additional Documentation

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


Nuestra pagina de Facebook oficial - en Espanol
Our official Facebook page - in English!
One of the workshops we give on healthy nutrition
A woman who started her shop through the project

Organization Information


Location: Santiago- Cusco, Cusco - Peru
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Cora Staats
Santiago- Cusco, Cusco Peru

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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