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Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela

by Friends of the Children of Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela
Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Venezuela

Summary

The project aims to save the lives of newborns and malnourished children at the Hospital de Ninos de Valencia, with 200-bed capacity, by providing them with optimal nutrition. With 87% of population living under poverty, Venezuela is suffering severe malnutrition with high levels of iron deficiency and anemia. Children and newborns have the highest level of malnutrition, weigh deficiency, and mortality rate (+30%). It is urgent to provide them with milk formulas and nutritional supplements.

$12,000
total goal
$9,716
remaining
30
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Food scarcity affects 80% of Venezuelan families. Mothers and public health centers are unable to find or afford milk, formulas, vitamins and minerals. As a result, more infants show up with high risk of malnutrition. Follow-up visits show newborns weighting less than 3,968 pounds, almost half the 7.5 pounds expected average. The crisis continues to worsen, killing more and more Venezuelan children and newborns.

Solution

In addition to assist expecting mothers, we will provide optimal nutrition for children and newborns to ensure the necessary weight gain, growth rate, bone mineralization and neurodevelopment. As a result, higher life expectancy.

Long-Term Impact

Save the lives of children at high risk of malnutrition in the central-western region of Venezuela and contribute to a better future for Venezuela.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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Organization Information

Friends of the Children of Venezuela

Location: Miami, FL - USA
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Project Leader:
Paolo Venegas
Miami, FL United States
$2,284 raised of $12,000 goal
 
34 donations
$9,716 to go
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