Peru

Addressing Malnutrition in Children and Young People


Asociacion Civil sin Fines de Lucro Wawa Sonqo
in Peru is a nonprofit founded in 2006 in Cusco, Peru. The mission of the organization is to break the cycle of poverty that affects 24 percent of Cusco’s population. The association focuses on three pillars: education, nutrition, and health. Programs serve children as young as 5 years old and follow them until they graduate from college or university. The aim of this BGR-sponsored project is to address malnutrition in children and young people in the Tiaparo sector of the Ch’illka peasant community, located northwest of Cusco in the Andean foothills. Currently, children and families consume food of low quality, mostly noodles, rice, and potatoes. The project: (1) trains families, especially mothers and pregnant women, in better nutrition and in the cultivation and preparation of fruits and vegetables; (2) promotes better feeding habits, especially among children, through the development of fruit and vegetable gardens; (3) teaches the construction and maintenance of greenhouses; and (4) provides full-color booklets that cover all themes and training activities. The project is expected to have 205 direct beneficiaries, more than half of them children. New partner, new project

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BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. This is a selection of nine of our current 29 projects. Please select "Current Projects" from the menu on the left to see them all.