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 Children  Peru Project #45256

Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!

by APES MISIONES RURALES
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Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!
Save more than 80 kids from anemia in rural Peru!

Summary

Mision Huascaran will expand its reach to include more than 80 poor kids to its Children Nutrition Program for 2020 in the rural highlands of Peru. The objective is to keep anemia levels below 10% and to build capabilities within the community to sustain these results over time. The program offers several elements to fight against anemia, such as: nutritionist support, nutritional diagnosis, trainings, iron rich foods, cooking sessions, bio-gardens, contests, incentives, among others.

$12,000
total goal
$2,845
remaining
55
donors
5
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Historically in Peru, especially in the rural highlands, anemia rates have been over 40%, affecting the physical and mental development of children and limiting their future potential. This happens because communities live in poverty and aren't aware of the consequences of this condition. Hence, they don't feed their children with balanced diets, which usually are low in iron, causing anemia. This project will benefit more than 80 children and also involves parents and teachers.

Solution

In 2019 we ran a four-month pilot for this program that reduced anemia from 44% to 21% in more than 100 children. We will replicate this proven approach but in a longer period. The program has several components that drives results: fully dedicated nutritionist supervision; nutritional diagnoses; tailored trainings for kids, parents and teachers; empowerment of community's mother leaders; iron rich foods; cooking sessions; in-school bio-gardens ; cooking contests; among others.

Long-Term Impact

The objective of the project is to lower anemia levels to less than 10% in 2020 and to create long-term capabilities within the community to sustain these results over time.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.misionhuascaran.org.pe

Organization Information

APES MISIONES RURALES

Location: Lima - Peru
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Daniel Mc Farlane
Lima, Lima Peru

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