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FIGHTING MALNUTRITION IN GUATEMALA

Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. Almost 50 percent of children under five are stunted, and in indigenous areas, 65 percent of the population is chronically malnourished.  

With a grant from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, International Food Relief Partnerships (IRFP) program, we provide impoverished families with Nutributter, a nutritional food supplement for children six to 24 months old, which contains vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients to promote growth, motor development, and aid in the prevention of illness and malnutrition when used daily over a sustained period of at least 10 months.

We have provided nutritional and health assistance in Guatemala for 23 years, including our Better Vision—Brighter Future program (link to that page), which provides vision screening and eyeglasses to rural communities with low access to health care.

Guatemala
stats:
Population below poverty line:
59.3%
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
$232
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
.93 physicians / 1,000 population
Life Expectancy:
72.3 years
School Life Expectancy:
Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
$7,900
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
Population:
% without health insurance:
% of persons living in poverty:
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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