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 Health
 Colombia
Project #27153

Proper Nutrition for 10 families with Huntington's

by FUNDACION DE COMUNIDADES VULNERABLES DE COLOMBIA

Summary

Huntington's is a neurodegenerative disease that disproportionately affects vulnerable families on the Colombian Caribean Coast. With this campaign, we will provide nutritionally optimal meals to 10 families affected by the disease in very rural areas, in addition to medical, educational, and social support. Our goal is to first meet the immediate needs of these families and then work to help with education access for the children and secure flexible income generation means for the families.
$7,218.00
total goal
$6,623.00
remaining
17
days

Challenge

The Colombian Caribean Coast is one of the region's most affected by Huntington's disease in the world. (4 times the world average). Huntington's disease is incurable and has a 50% rate of inheritance. The disease results in healthy family members caring for the sick without time for school and work. There is no help from the government for these families and proper nutrition is key to a better, longer life.

Solution

With this campaign, we aim to help these families secure the basic needs of food, water, and medicine. This will allow our volunteers to also have regular contact with the families to address health, education, and support for children.

Long-Term Impact

Our goal is to continue to improve the quality of life for these families; First by making sure that basic needs are met with food, water, and medicine. We will then be working with the families to create income generation that fits needs of families caring for later-stage relatives and to help with education access for children.

Resources

http:/​/​www.funcovulc.co/​
web site

Organization Information

FUNDACION DE COMUNIDADES VULNERABLES DE COLOMBIA

Location: Ariguani (El Dificil) - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.funcovulc.co/​
Project Leader:
Mariela Campo Oviedo Campo Oviedo
Ariguani (El Dificil), Colombia
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $595 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 13 (40 needed)
 
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