Health
 Guatemala
Project #2467

School Meals for Indigenous Children in Guatemala

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
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Summary

This project will help to provide a daily balanced diet in school for over 500 Indigenous children. Often, this will be the children's only meal of the day.
$11,333
total raised
127
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Many children in these communities do not have a balanced diet and recent studies show that Guatemala is on a par with Haiti as the the country with the worst child malnutrition in Latin America. This program aids the development of the children: improves child health improves concentration level improves school attendance improves education improves the potential for the child

Solution

Fruit is provided in the morning, which includes pineapples, bananas, watermelons, cantaloupe, mangoes and oranges; lunch is then provided, including fresh produce, noodles, rice, beans and lentils. To benefit, the children must attend school.

Long-Term Impact

An educated child can potentially increase the family income in the community. To become educated, the child must be reasonably healthy and attend school, the food program has increased attendance and subsequently grades have risen dramatically. Previously many of these children would have missed out on education, now some earn grades which are in the top 10% for the country.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Ross Deans
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 127 donors like you, a total of $11,333 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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