Iquitos 9 de Octubre
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 the World Health Organization:
Low height-for-age is known as stunting. It is the result of chronic or recurrent undernutrition, usually associated with poor socioeconomic conditions, poor maternal health and nutrition, frequent illness, and/or inappropriate infant and young child feeding and care in early life. Stunting holds children back from reaching their physical and cognitive potential.
Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022
Maritza Paredes de Mello
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.