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Children at Risk: a revulsion project for the nutrition of more than 250 children in Guatemala

We are written by the colleagues of The Resilis Foundation (entity that will take over at FPE in the leadership of this project) to make a head of the projcete Children at Risk in Guatemala

Do you know that since the Cooperation projects of our entity this year 2019 more than 250 children under 5 years old have benefited from the Children at Risk Project?

We have been working with the Totonicapan hospital in Guatemala for 4 years with the aim of collaborating in reducing infant mortality and diseases associated with the lack of a healthy diet and structural poverty.

This year, we have been able to attend to families from the Municipal headland of Totonicapan and three surrounding villages.

The area, very impoverished and eminently rural, has significant rates of chronic malnutrition. With the counterpart on the ground and the Guatemalan technical team, we have structured a training in Nutrition and Hygiene in order to reach the maximum number of families at serious risk.

“We have structured a training in Nutrition and Hygiene in order to reach the maximum number of families at serious risk”.

This training, given by indigenous agents in the territory, provides knowledge and at the same time food and vitamins for all those families that receive it.

Education for development

The project also has its part of development education and awareness here in Catalonia. In this case, it is carried out jointly with the UDG, with the Faculty of Nursing and Medicine.

Every year, two young practitioners travel to Guatemala to collaborate with our project and the hospital. Likewise, a nurse entitled Guatemalan arrives here in Girona, in order to share knowledge and publicize the reality of many areas of the South, systematically impoverished for many reasons, including the minority of indigenous ethnicities and rural areas of Guatemala.

The practitioner Neus Albesa tells us, in this interview that we gave him when he returned from Guatemala