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Well Mother, Well Baby

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THE STORY:

Our Well Mother, Well Baby program aims reduce to the persistence of malnutrition among indigenous communities by providing nutritional support to infants who are not receiving enough nourishment through breastfeeding, and to mothers who have lost the ability to provide optimal nutrition due to being malnourished themselves.

How Well Mother Well Baby operates:

CHILDREN under three who demonstrate severe malnutrition:

  • Evaluated by a doctor and our Family Aid Department
  • Given appropriate monthly nutritional supplementation
  • Monitored and evaluated twice a month

THE MOTHERS of eligible children also receive:

  • Basic food stuffs that target the mother’s ability to produce breast milk
  • Monthly health and hygiene workshops, which provide them with the information they need to improve and maintain their child’s nutrition and health during and after their participation in the program
  • Information on maternal health and prenatal nutrition in an effort to prevent future children from becoming malnourished

Why Well Mother Well Baby?

Guatemala has the highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the region and the fourth highest rate in the world, most prominently affecting children under five, women who are pregnant or lactating, and indigenous communities. Some major ramifications of childhood malnutrition are:

  • Increased susceptibility to infection resulting in up to 160 days of illness each year
  • Increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney damage and even premature death  
  • Stunted growth resulting in a lower physical capacity as an adult and thus decreased ability to earn a living through manual labor
  • Decreased brain and nerve development and function, resulting in lower IQs and decreased performance at school
  • Increased probability of having low birth weight children in the future

Well Mother Well Baby is especially vital because it provides nutrition to children in the most critical stage of physical and mental development.

To find out more, visit https://mayanfamilies.org/page/WellMotherWellBabyProgram.

Mayan Families is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the USA and all donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by US law.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,670

MONEY RAISED
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  • Richard Holder

     

  • Patrick Connelly

    $200

  • Dan Smolkin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Sophie Mazz

    $20

  • Jesslyn Brady

    $60

  • Clementine Leigh

    $50

  • Lucia

     

  • Pablo Chulvi

    $40

  • Tara Mcilfatrick

    $10

  • Micah White

    $20

  • Remi Cuer

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Lucienne Bouvier

    $50

  • Brian Bouvier

    $100

  • Laura Jones

     

  • Chris Baldwin

     

  • Ingrid & Tegan Kocijan

     

  • Hinda Khogali

    $10

  • Powell Markowitz

     

  • Snoop dawg

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • 25

    $25

  • Susan Burke

    $25

  • James Kief

     

  • Johnny

    $20

  • Brandon Hyman

    $20

  • Jeff Jones

    $100

  • Bill Joyce

     

  • Natasha Muldoon

    $20

  • MATAO MARIO FERNANDEZ JAEN

    $30

  • Maria

     

  • Enrique Snr.

     

  • KIKE CHULVI

    $50

  • Carmen

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Foulke

    $50

  • Ray Johansen

    $50

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The Team: $2,670 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Grace White

Amount Raised

$1,265

 

21% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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ERICA BERTHELSEN

Amount Raised

$750

 

150% Raised of $500 Goal

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Pablo Chulvi

Amount Raised

$380

 

76% Raised of $500 Goal

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Lucienne Bouvier

Amount Raised

$175

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Mayan Families

Amount Raised

$100

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Carmen Sandiego

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Kristen Dall-Winther

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Donor Comments

Ray Johansen

Ray Johansen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kate Foulke

Kate Foulke

DONATION: $50

In honor of my daughter Maria 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Carmen

Carmen

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

KIKE CHULVI

KIKE CHULVI

DONATION: $50

PABLO CH. USUALLY BEHAVES AS A FARDACHO, BUT NOW, HIS LABOUR IS PRAISEWORTHY, CONGRATS BRO!!!! 3 years ago

Enrique Snr.

Enrique Snr.

3 years ago

Maria

Maria

I'm very proud of the person who wrote the lines claiming help 3 years ago

MATAO MARIO FERNANDEZ JAEN

MATAO MARIO FERNANDEZ JAEN

DONATION: $30

Hago una donación porque mis amigos han podido vivir en primera persona esta situación y quiero apoyar la causa. 3 years ago

Natasha Muldoon

Natasha Muldoon

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Bill Joyce

Bill Joyce

3 years ago