Our Well Mother, Well Baby Program aims to reduce the prevelence of chronic childhood malnutrition in the indigenous communities we work with. Guatemala has the highest rate of chronic childhood malnutrition in the region and the fourth highest rate in the world. The first 1000 days in a child's development are crucial, and without proper nutrition their cognitive and physical development can be permenantly impaired.
Our eight month targeted intervention provides mothers and their children with emergency nutritional aid, regular access to medical professionals, and bi-weekly educational workshops on nutrition and hygiene. We empower the women in our program to take control of their child's future, and give them and their families the tools and knowledge they need to fight malnutrition in their communities.