Children  Mexico Project #34796

Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture

by Organismo de Nutricion Infantil, A.C. Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture
Nourish a young brain, protect one ancient culture

Summary

At ONI A.C., we want to guarantee the nutritional attention provided to more than 600 children at the indigenous communities located in the North Sierra of Jalisco. With this project, we will be able to give those children, a proper nutritional follow up, measuring and weighting them monthly and supplying the nutritional complement known as NutriONI, which is elaborated at our own production plant.

$10,000
total goal
$2,245
remaining
57
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

A child's brain is developed in the first 1000 days of life, if the child is affected by malnutrition the brain suffers an irreversible damage and can be considered a brain lost. In Mexico, the municipalities of Bolanos and Mezquitic were considered the poorest for several years; it brought chronical cases of malnutrition in children that are leading to families migrating to the cities in the search of better opportunities and, in the end, to the loss of their cultural baggage.

Solution

We provide the nutritional complement NutriONI which, for several years has helped children in Guadalajara overcome malnutrition. NutriONI, was modified to match the culinary traditions of the Wixarika people so the children can be nourished respecting their traditions. Monthly, we weight and size the children to measure their improvement and culinary workshops are given to the moms so they can learn to cook with local low cost ingredients; also every 6 months we bring attention towards anemia.

Long-Term Impact

With this project we will guarantee the food security and anemia treatment for the Wixarika children, providing them with NutriONI until they are out of risk, while we teach their moms how to prevent malnutrition and its consequences. With that goal in mind we will be able to avoid hunger and, with it, reduce the migration and prevent the culture loss the Wixarika people are facing. As our project reaches the funding goal, it will be increased to get to more children, right now we attend 150.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.oni.org.mx
ONI's web page

Organization Information

Organismo de Nutricion Infantil, A.C.

Location: Guadalajara - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ONImexico
Project Leader:
Ilse Garibay
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
$7,755 raised of $10,000 goal
 
62 donations
$2,245 to go
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