Bountiful Children's Foundation


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)
  • Fortified powdered Cow’s Milk

Fact from the World Health Organization:

Micronutrient-related Malnutrition

Inadequacies in intake of vitamins and minerals often referred to as micronutrients, can also be grouped together. Micronutrients enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances that are essential for proper growth and development.

Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022

September 2016 recipients receiving instructions.

Sonia Soledad Martinez Goitia

Community Coordinator

My name is Sonia Soledad Goitia de Martinez. My mother was baptized when she was 9 months pregnant with me. Two weeks later I was born. I grew up in the church. When I was 21, I served in the Bolivia Cochabamba mission and after I got married in the Lima Peru Temple. I have 4 children, all of whom have served missions. I have a beautiful granddaughter of 9 months.

Thanks to my service in the Church as president of the Relief Society of my Stake, Sister Flor Tapia contacted me to work with the children of the Foundation. Since then with the greatest joy I help as coordinator of my Stake working with the mothers and children who are part of Bountiful Children. I am very blessed to be surrounded by children almost all of my life because I am a teacher of primary school children. I see how essential it is to take care of them as valuable children of our Heavenly Father.

I thank the Foundation for entrusting me with such a beautiful responsibility. I am grateful for the love that donors show towards our little ones who need support.

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.

Visiting Guayacana

BYU research professors and students traveled to Guayacana to take height and weight measurements of the children there and instruct on basic public health practices. Here are photos from their trip:

The Children of Guayacana

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

Ecuador Gives Thanks (3-video slider)

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.