Guatemala continues to be among the countries with the worst malnutrition in the world. Roughly half of children under 5 years old suffer from stunting caused by diet. Malnutrition is particularly prevalent among the indigenous populations, which have endured five centuries of oppression including a targeted genocide in the 1980s when more than 200,000 people were killed. Many Mayan people have been stripped of their connection to traditional diets, which have been replaced with low quality, processed foods.
In response to these issues, we provided 64 children under 5 years old with a 3-week nutritional amaranth program during the COVID crisis. Amaranth is a culturally appropriate, nutritious ancient grain.
November 1, 2021
COVID19 Response: Direct Aid to Families in Quixaya
Thanks to generous contributions from our donors & the dedicated efforts of CEPC Toliman on the ground, we were able to provide emergency food aid and sanitary supplies for the Mayan community of Quixaya as they endure a devastating outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are excited to announce we have been selected to join the inaugural cohort of the GreenCheck Network! GreenCheck is a climate action network run by passionate students from Yale-NUS university in Singapore.
This low tech solution can dry herbs, fruits, and veggies without any electricity. Drying helps produce last longer for families. Plus, farmers get better prices for value added products (like herb mixes and dried fruit) than selling harvests straight out of the ground.
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