BENEFITING: MIL MILAGROS INC
This month's FFG charity is honor of all the children going back to school here in the US - raising money so that children elsewhere are able to do the same.
Mil Milagros (www.milmilagros.org), is an amazing charity that is modeling a unique, respectful partnership with families to ensure that some of the world's most impoverished children have the opportunity to thrive. Mil Milagros's vision is to ensure that all children in Guatemala graduate from sixth grade literate, healthy, and prepared to succeed -- quite an ambitious challenge in a country which boasts the 4th highest level of malnutrition in the world, and in which only 40% of children graduate primary school (aka our "elementary" school level).
Mil Milagros focuses on building the capacity of mothers and communities to support the needs of children. MM has trained more than 550 mothers to work with 1,000+ children/day. Since 2010, 96% of MM 6th graders have graduated, there have been substantial reductions in chid malnutrition, and significant improvements in children's health and hygiene (including dental care and lice treatments).
Let's help them keep up the amazing work!