Project information

Tackling Child Malnutrition in Guatemala

Alongside our healthy kids campaign we want to ensure that our children are fed well so we provide them with two nutritious meals in school which for many of our children is the only food they eat all day.
If we didn't provide food our children would have to beg or work to earn enough to eat.

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Charity information

Education for the Children Foundation

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  • Need


    Guatemala has the 4th highest rate of child malnutrition in the world and if we didn't feed our children in school they would have to beg or work to earn enough to eat and would not be in a position to take advantage of the education that is available to them through our Foundation.


    If we can raise enough money to cover our food our annual food budget plus the cost of providing food to our most vulnerable families we can improve the nutrition of all of our children as well as the standard of the education they are being given.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the nutrition of all of our children in Guatemala


    » Obtain funding to cover our annual food budget in school + the cost of providing nutritious food for ll of our most vulnerable families

    Success will be 500 hundred healthy and well nourished children

  • Impact


    Improved health, concentration, well-being, stamina which will be demonstrable by fewer health issue relating to malnutrition and a marked improvement in our children's educational achievements


    No risks, we can only do well in attempting to improve the diets of our children


    With information on the food improvements and photos of the kids (as well as an open invitation to visit our school) as regularly as they wish

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £42,240

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      Amount Heading Description
      £33,000 Food items two nutirtious meals a day per student
      £3,240 Cooks wages National Min Wage for two dedicated school cooks
      £6,000 Family Food Cost of providing food to our most vulnerable families
  • Background


    Our school is in Jocotenango near Antigua in Guatemala, Central America.


    500 severely impoverished children and young people + their families

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working with these children and families since 2003 and have a good relationship with them

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Amy Holly

    Guatemala Co-Ordinator


feeds two kids for a day!