Bountiful Children's Foundation


Colombia population: 50,882,891 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $5,335 in 2020

Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000

Nutritional Supplements Used:

  • Bienestarina

Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:

Preventing Malnutrition

Although malnutrition can manifest in multiple ways, the path to prevention is virtually identical: adequate maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy and while breastfeeding; optimal breastfeeding in the first two years of life; nutritious, diverse and safe foods in early childhood; and a healthy environment, including access to basic health, water, hygiene and sanitation services and opportunities for safe physical activity.

Source: Levels and trends in child malnutrition, 2021

Margarita Esther Márquez Gomez

Community Coordinator

I have been a member of the Church since October 17, 1982. I served a mission in 1986-1987 in Bogotá Colombia. I am married to Alberto Muñoz and sealed in the temple in Peru. We are parents of 5. Our 3 sons also served missions. I have 3 granddaughters. I have served as a morning seminary teacher for 3 years, seminary supervisor, stake Relief Society president, primary president, institute teacher, temple worker in Barranquilla, etc, I am studying law and I am in my thesis. I know without a doubt that the church is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God just as I know that our prophet Russel M. Nelson is a servant of the Lord. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I love the gospel. I have served the Lord in his church for 40 years and now I also do it as a social leader among the most vulnerable including the children of the Foundation, whom I love very much.

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.

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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

Blanca from Colombia's Message to Donors

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.