Guatemala population: 17,915,568 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $4,603 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Nutritional Supplements Used:
Background on Coatepeque, Guatemala Community:
The community of Coatepeque is located in the west of Guatemala, 35 kilometers from the border with Mexico. Its climate is tropical, people are dedicated to livestock, agriculture, sugar cane, palm oil, fishing, and trade. Even when there are many resources, the status of people is very marked between rich and poor, with most of the poor people standing out, directly affecting the malnutrition of children. Bountiful Children’s Foundation has the support of the local church leaders in opening the church buildings for our use. We are training our local coordinator Lili Palacios, who is very enthusiastic and grateful for the program in her stake. Coatepeque has a stake of the Church, and Bountiful is opening all the wards in the stake which include these villages:
Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:
Child Wasting: 45.4 million
In 2020, wasting continued to threaten the lives of an estimated 6.7 per cent or 45.4 million children under 5 globally.
Ana Lili Palacios Chanchavac
and Gaby (Nati) Palacios
Lili Palacios Chanchavac is married and has a daughter. She is also expecting a new baby. She has a human resources degree. She teaches young women and temple preparation. She is also a moderator for the nursing school.
Lili’s sister, Gaby (Nati) Palacios will also be helping. She is a mother and a nurse. She is the director of the Coatepeque School of Nursing. She desires to support this cause and help the children.
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 nutritional supplements, and follow up on infant development.
Considering A Donation?
All donations go toward identifying mothers and children in need, providing food supplements, health lessons, and other services. All donations are welcomed. Recurring monthly donations support community stability.
- $8 = nourish 1 child for a month
- $25 = nourish 3 children for a month
- $100 = nourish 1 child for a year
- $500 = nourish an average community for a month
- $6,000 = nourish a community of your choice for one year
Guatemala Gives Thanks:
"Our Beloved Children"
Our mission is to provide nutritional supplementation to malnourished children and pregnant/nursing mothers as well as to teach health and cognitive development skills to families in the areas we serve.