43% of children under five are chronically
malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the
More than half of the population is below the national
poverty line and 15% live in extreme poverty. Poverty
indigenous groups, which is 38% of the population, averages 76% and extreme poverty rises to 28%.
Integral Heart Foundation is tackling the
malnutrition in Guatemala in the following
part of our Sponsorship Program we provide
children and their families with a monthly
contains protein, oils, and other
that the family generally do not, or cannot,
their regular diet.
Since the beginning of this program
in 2010 we have
families at the local
supermarket to purchase
these products with them.
Starting in 2012 we are offering
each of our families a purchase
seen in the picture
above, that will be
topped up a monthly basis. This
and responsibility empowers the mothers to do their own
shopping (with certain restrictions
such as on alcohol, tobacco etc.).