Bountiful Children's Foundation

Buenaventura

Colombia population: 50,882,891 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $5,335 in 2020

Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000

Nutritional Supplements Used:

  • Bienestarina

Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:

Stunting: 149.2 million

Stunting affected an estimated 22.0 per cent or 149.2 million children under 5 globally in 2020

Source: Levels and trends in child malnutrition, 2021


Vaneza María Medina Orejuela

Community Coordinator

I have been with my husband José Junior Mosquera Palacios for 30 years. We have 3 blessings…Angie Nahomi, Junior Ferdinand, and Luis Miguel Mosquera Medina.

I started receiving help from the foundation in 2015. Two years later, they asked me to participate as Coordinator of Buenaventura. As I love to serve, I accepted immediately. I always wanted to do it but I did not have the financial means. I told my daughter this is my opportunity to serve and do something for the children of my city since there is a lot of poverty here and neglect by the government.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer and it metastasized to my brain and thanks to my Heavenly Father he has blessed me with a medical team that works hard as instruments of God in his hands and here I am. I have great support from my husband who helps me deliver the nutrients when I am in the clinic. I call the mommies and give them the training while he delivers them. As coordinator, I thank you very much for the training that I and the moms have received.

I am also very grateful to the foundation for blessing us to go to a training in Cusco in 2000. It was my first time traveling by plane. It was fun to get to know other coordinators. it was like a happiness therapy and it helped me a lot in my recovery from my illness that was in all its fury.

I thank you for making me part of the Bountiful Children’s Foundation team. Thank you for helping bless so many families who need it so much.

A thousand thanks from me and from the Mommies and Daddy’s. A big hug. God Bless you. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Bountiful's Community Coordinators

Community coordinators serve with Bountiful as volunteers. They organize other local volunteers and together conduct screenings, train families, distribute locally-purchased supplements, and follow up on infant development.

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Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

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Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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