Nutritional Amranth for Kids Under 5

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. 

Read next

November 1, 2021

|

Mia Smith

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.

June 28, 2021

|

Mia Smith

Joining the GreenCheck Community

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.

March 18, 2021

|

Mia Smith

Solar Technology Part 2: Solar Oven

This solar oven doesn't need gas or electricity. It cooks food by concentrating solar energy! We used the solar oven to make a delicious rice, using ingredients dried in the solar dehydrator.

March 16, 2021

|

Mia Smith

Solar Technology Part 1: Solar Dehydrator

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.

Sign up for our newsletter

Thank you! You're signed up. Have a great day.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.