Cusco Screening and Christmas Party. Just before Christmas, BCF led a Nutritour to Peru. The Nutritour began in Lima and ended in Cusco. Here is a summary from Angela Johnson on her experience as a Nutritour participant with two of her children: How grateful I am that...
Peru population: 32,971,854 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $6,127 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Nutritional Supplements Used:
- Multigrain Products
- Peanut Butter
- Powdered Cow’s Milk/Full-fat Soy Flour
Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:
Child Stunting: 149.2 million
Stunting is the devastating result of poor nutrition in-utero and early childhood. Children suffering from stunting may never attain their full possible height and their brains may never develop to their full cognitive potential.
These children begin their lives at a marked disadvantage: they face learning difficulties in school,
earn less as adults, and face barriers to participation in their communities.
Globally, 149.2 million children under 5 suffered from stunting in 2020.
Source: Levels and trends in child malnutrition, 2021
Olga Catacora Alfaro
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
Peru 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.