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 nutritional supplements, and follow up on infant development.

Concepción Supplement Distribution Photo Gallery

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

Greetings from the Children of Paraguay

Bountiful's Mission

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.