Health
 Guatemala
Project #7107

Feed a Child - Reduce Malnutrition in Guatemala

by Wuqu' Kawoq

Summary

Combating child malnutrition through education, early detection and treatment in an impoverished, indigenous Kaqchikel speaking community in Guatemala.
$365,000.00
total goal
$21,990.00
remaining
3,963
donors
39
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

Indigenous Maya in the highlands of Guatemala suffer from disparities in health care, which especially impact children. More than 80% of children are chronically malnourished or stunted. There is a lack of access to quality pediatric health care. This project will provide preventative medical care services and treatment of stunting to 500 children under 5 years of age in Paquip, a Kaqchikel speaking town. Amounts raised over the target for Paquip will expand the program to adjoining towns

Solution

This project provides community-based screening of child growth, nutritional food supplementation with products like Incaparina and chispitas and the treatment of anemia, parasites, and other common conditions.

Long-Term Impact

With early detection and treatment of stunting, children are given the chance to grow to their full potential. Treatment of stunting also positively impacts school performance and economic and work opportunities in adulthood.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wuqukawoq.org
Our website
Our Facebook page

Organization Information

Wuqu' Kawoq

Location: Bethel, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wuqukawoq.org
Project Leader:
Anne Kraemer Diaz
Bethel, VT Guatemala
$343,010 raised of $365,000 goal
 
10,859 donations
$21,990 to go
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