Guatemala population: 17,915,568 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $4,603 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Nutritional Supplements Used:
Fact from the World Health Organization:
Low weight-for-height is known as wasting. It usually indicates recent and severe weight loss, because a person has not had enough food to eat and/or they have had an infectious disease, such as diarrhoea, which has caused them to lose weight. A young child who is moderately or severely wasted has an increased risk of death, but treatment is possible.
Marie Yanes de Sosa
Marie grew up in Santa Cruz Mulua Retalhuleu. She currently lives in Mazatenango Suchitepequez with her husband and is 23 years old. She served a full-time mission in El Salvador Santa Ana in 2019 and 2020. In 2021 she got married. She currently serves the church as the president of the young women’s organization. Her mother is a social worker and she has been associated with activities for the benefit of low-income people all her life. It is because of her Mom’s vocation that she decided to study the same career. She loves being able to serve other people. She found out about Bountiful thanks to the leaders of her stake. She says, “I love what they do for malnourished children. I have been the coordinator of Bountiful in the Mazatenango Stake for 3 months and I am very grateful for this opportunity. It is a great blessing for many families this program and this foundation. We have seen miracles in this short time and I know without a doubt that we will continue to see more miracles in the lives of children and their families.”
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.
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
Guatemala 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.