Meals4Hope has established a Nutritional Recuperation Center in the community of Villa Esperanza, to treat kids, between 0 and 12 years old, pregnant women, and lactating mothers who are malnourished or face severe malnutrition.
The program aims to improve the nutritional intake of this vulnerable population by encouraging community participation and coordinating with local hospitals.
The objectives of the program are:
- Reduce child mortality by malnourishment through early detection and treatment of kids in risk of malnutrition or already malnourished.
- Provide individual nutritional, medical and therapeutic support to children in need.
- Promote breastfeeding and improve babies’ nutrition by providing mothers with nutritional supplements.
- Prevent malnutrition by promoting good nutrition habits and training.
- Encourage active community participation in these activities, to strengthen the community’s capacity to meet its own needs and care for children at risk.
- Offer primary health services in coordination with local health centers.
- 120 kids between 0 and 12 years old
- 40 pregnant women and lactating mothers
- 200 attendees to workshops in nutrition, health and hygiene
The project was renewed on March 2020 under the new sanitary protocols imposed by COVID-19.
Fiscal Sponsor: American Venezuelan Engagement Foundation
1st Agreement: August 2019 - February 2020
2nd Agreement: February 2020 - September 2020
Complying with the agreement brokered by Bastion between the donors and Meals4Hope, the organization sends quarterly reports and a final report at the end of the year.
At the same time, Bastion commissions independent reports as part of the services it provides to its donors.
You can find all the reports here (in Spanish).