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Meaningful impact: tackling a two-headed hunger challenge in Guatemala

idea by mayanfamilies

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http://www.mayanfamilies.org/Home http://mayanfamilieselderlycare.blogspot.com/ http://www.mayanfamilies.org/SharonsBlog.aspx

The Idea

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7 preschool Nutritional Centers, in communities around Lake Atitlan provide healthy daily meals and snacks, and education, to 3-5 year olds who are malnourished or at risk of becoming so. Daily delivery of hot nutritious meal for elderly men or women frequently living in heartbreaking conditions.

The Specifics

49% of Guatemalana children under 5 suffer from Chronic malnutrition, while many seniors struggle to put nutritious food on the table. Mayan Familes offers practical, innovative and integrated programs to tackle this two-headed challenge head-on. Innovative community preschool Nutritional Centers provide healthy daily meals and education. In addition many elderly are often without enough to eat leaving them weak and malnourished, more vulnerable to illnesses and unable to provide for even their most basic needs. The program also seeks to improve the quality of life of the participants by soliciting support for beds, mattresses, blankets, diapers, water filters, or funds for necessary medications, medical care and transportation.

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It's such a difficult decision to make when you have to choose between feeding your young children or your elderly parents/grandparents! Vote for this project that helps to find a solution against malnutrition and provides meals and other aid to the elderly and children!!!

by kyizzo
over 2 years ago | Reply

PLEASE VOTE for this high-impact project that reaches for solutions to this two-headed challenge. To see an example of our impact check out our new facebook album with what is happening today at Mayan Familes...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.419685178046287.114651.254101921271281&type=3

or visit the links below the video above! Your vote can MAKE GOOD HAPPEN!

by mayanfamilies
over 2 years ago | Reply

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