According to the World Bank, Guatemala has the sixth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin American Countries. Chronic childhood malnutrition (and stunting) affects 47 % of all children under the age of five and 58 % of indigenous children.
El Amor de Patricia intends to ensure that the residents of Yalu are receiving proper nutritional subsidies that will help improve their brain function and overall health. Our goal is to subsidize protein-rich food for the village allowing them to fill in the needed fruits and vegetables and other necessities on their own.
El Amor will partner with other organizations in the United States and in Guatemala, to provide fortified rice, lentils, and black beans so each villager gets their daily required vitamins. We also aim to provide produce trees for the people to maintain with provided training on how to care for them.
In addition to the current families in our Feeding Program, there are 49 families who are still living in crisis in Yalu. These families continue to need COVID Crisis Relief, primarily due to job loss. El Amor provides food subsidies to these 49 families every two weeks.
Your monthly sponsorship will provide a monthly delivery of protein-rich foods to a family in need so that they can focus on education, finding employment, and other life-building skills.
Recommended sponsorship amounts to cover costs:
Family of 5 and under - $40
Family of 6 to 8 - $60
Family of 9 and over - $80