Organization:

Meals4Hope

Meals4hope promotes and supports projects that help communities feed the children in some of the poorest areas in Venezuela.

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Project Location:

Community of Villa Esperanza, city of Barcelona, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela

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Objectives:

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 the vulnerable population encouraging community participation and in coordination with the 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 community active 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 the local health centers.

Beneficiaries:

  • 120 kids between 0 and 12 years old
  • 40 pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • 200 attendees to workshops in nutrition, health and hygiene

Status:

On Going

Sector:

Health

Grant:

Under $10,000

Fiscal Sponsor: American Venezuelan Engagement Foundation

Dates:

Start: August 2019

End: February 2020

Reports:

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).

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