Ecuador population: 17,643,054 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $1,513 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Nutritional Supplements Used:
- Cerelac (Multigrain Product)
- Peanut Butter
- Powdered Cow’s Milk/Full-fat Soy Flour
Fact from the World Health Organization:
Low weight-for-height is known as wasting. It usually indicates recent and severe weight loss, because a person has not had enough food to eat and/or they have had an infectious disease, such as diarrhoea, which has caused them to lose weight. A young child who is moderately or severely wasted has an increased risk of death, but treatment is possible.
Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022
Luz Dairne Londoño
I have been a member of the church since I was 18 years old and am from Colombia. I have been married for 19 years to an Ecuadorian and have 3 beautiful children. I have lived in Cuenca, Ecuador for 9 years. This is where I met the Foundation in 2013. They needed volunteers to help weigh and measure children. The stake president suggested to Brother Walker that I help the Foundation. At first I did not understand anything and that was it. We started with 14 children, and then I started looking and we reached 85 children. We visited all the neighborhoods of Cuenca one by one. From there President Walker, seeing that I was Colombian, asked me to go to Colombia to open up the country. I was 28 weeks pregnant, and we went to Cali and Medellin. A few months later, we returned to Colombia where we went to Choco, La Guagira, and other communities. I went with my 8-month-old baby, we named him the traveler baby. It has been nice to be able to contribute in some way to the foundation. It has been very exciting to help the children with malnutrition. When I was a child, I was malnourished and a foundation called Carla Cristina helped me. I took supplements that were very rare, but they helped me grow a lot. I feel very happy to be able to tell my story and to be able to help as well as they helped me. 🤗
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.
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
Ecuador Gives Thanks (3-video slider)
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.