96 children in the poverty-stricken community of San Andres suffer from nutrient deficiencies caused by poor diet and intestinal worms that impede the absorption of nutrients and make them more vulnerable to illnesses. The project aims to complement the meals they receive in the after school reinforcement program, which in some cases is the only meal they get during the day. In addition, they will benefit from nutrition education, deworming campaigns, and eco-stoves.
96 Children in the community of San Andres lack nutritious meals in their households, they suffer from deficient intake of nutrients and poverty hinders their possibility of improving their diets. Children are also affected by intestinal worms which impede the absorption of nutrients and makes them more vulnerable to illnesses. In addition, mothers cook for the children with firewood; which has a negative impact on their health, causing respiratory illnesses.
Improve children's access to nutritious food by providing fruits, vegetables, chicken, beans, vegetable oil, among other ingredients to complement the meals they receive three days per week in the afterschool program. In addition, they will benefit from nutrition education, deworming campaigns, and eco-stoves that will reduce harms to health caused by smoke inhalation. Moreover, the intervention proposes the building of a garden to harvest a variety of foods.
The project will help 96 children to improve their food security and nutrition through access to healthy meals, nutrition education, and the harvesting of foods that provide a balanced diet. This project will enable children to develop and grow in good health; reach their full academic potential, and practice good eating habits for the rest of their lives.