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:
Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:
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
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 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
Blanca from Colombia's Message to Donors
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.