Women's and Children's Health Initiative

by Agros International


Agros provides basic health care and education as part of a more holistic effort to support these families' courageous efforts to farm their own land, build new lives, and rediscover their dignity.
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Due to drought, civil war, and crisis in the coffee industry, millions of families in Guatemala suffer from poor health. Malnutrition is the underlying cause in over 50% of all childhood deaths in Central America. Approximately 1,200,000 children in Guatemala lack basic food security and are literally wasting away to their deaths. The Pan American Health Organization has termed the vicious cycle of malnutrition and infection “most prevalent public health problem in the world today.”


Agros health promoters work with families to develop their health plans and realize the goals.

Long-Term Impact

Agros’ health initiative promotes the general health of the women and children of the communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


World Bank Report on Private Land Reform
Rural Poverty Report 2001
Guatemala Country Health Profile

Organization Information

Agros International

Location: Seattle, Washington - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.agros.org

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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $500 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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