Bountiful Children's Foundation

Concepción

Paraguay population: 7,132,538 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $5,001 in 2020

Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000

Nutritional Supplements Used:

  • Fortified Powdered Milk

Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:

Child Wasting: 45.4 million

Wasting in children is the life-threatening result of poor nutrient intake and/or disease. Children suffering from wasting have weakened  immunity, are susceptible to long-term developmental delays and face an increased risk of death, particularly when wasting is severe.  These children require urgent treatment and care to survive. In 2020, 45.4 million children under 5 were affected by wasting, of which 13.6 million were severely wasted.

Source: Levels and trends in child malnutrition, 2021


Miryan Elizabeth Sanabria Serrano

Community Coordinator

I was born in the city of Horqueta, Department of Concepción. As a child, we moved to the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, Department of Amambay, where I grew up in a family of 6 members, my older brother and two older sisters, and my parents. In the year 2000 we learned about the Church through my aunt Amelia Duarte. We were baptized on August 5 of the same year and it was a wonderful experience because we all got baptized as a family. We had the great blessing of being sealed as a family on October 3, 2002 in the Asunción Paraguay Temple. I married a returned missionary for time and eternity in 2012. My current calling is president of the Young Women of the Concepción 2nd Branch. It is a great privilege for me to be able to be a part of this wonderful work of helping others to meet their goals and develop their talents and personal progress.

I found out about Bountiful Children 5 years ago through a call from the district president who invited me to be part of the Foundation with the help of Sister Natividad. In my time thus far as coordinator, I have felt great joy in helping children in need and showing love and diligence in serving as coordinator. I am also very grateful for the support of my husband Iván for helping me measure and weigh the children and make the registration in the Foundation’s application.

I know that our Heavenly Father loves us, that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know that the Church is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that the prophet Russell M. Nelson receives revelation from God. Thank you again for this opportunity to help as a coordinator at the Bountiful Children Foundation.

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.

Concepción Supplement Distribution Photo Gallery

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

Greetings from the Children of Paraguay

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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