Project #5296

Help Colombian Children with Chronic Malnutrition

by Conexion Colombia
Sep 13, 2012

You are changing colombian children's lives

In order to develop our purpose we are working with the following programs:

1. 13 pregnant women and 280 mothers and children (aged 0 to 2.5 years), in the areas of nutrition, strengthening mother-child bond, and psychomotor development of the child's affection, strengthening the mother's self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and self-management.
2. 72 children between 2.5 and 5 years who attend the centers from 8 am to 5 pm.
3. 124 children  between 5 and 9 years, who come to lunch and attend various workshops in the afternoon.

Our total direct beneficiaries are 476 children and 293 mothers and the total indirect beneficiaries are 460 families in Usaquén in Bogotá.

15 pregnant women gave birth to children in good condition except for two, the son of one of them borned out of time. In order to intervene effectively the foundation tookthe anthropometric measurements, which showed 35% of children have good levels of nutrition, 8.3% suffer desnutrition and the 35%  have the risk of low weight, 

According to this results, it was identified children with negative nutritional diagnosis and begun to do an individual work with each of one for intervening and to get better children situation,.

With the medicine students of Sabana University started an individual work with the families who lived a critically situation in terms of nutrition. They did this work through home visits and workshops.

The psychology students of Sabana and Monserrate Universities finished the developmental curve of children between 1 and 5 years. We started to wor individualy and grupally in order to correct language and motor problems.

We did recreative activities during the cacations of children with our donors like visit to the zoo, to the park. Also we did dance workshops.

We want to thank your support and generosity and we invite you to keep working for our children.

Thank you very much!


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Organization Information

Conexion Colombia

Location: Bogota, Cundinamarca - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​​
Conexion Colombia
Project Leader:
Martina Cocco
Bogota, D.C. Colombia

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