Bountiful Children's Foundation


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:

  • Incaparina

Fact from the World Health Organization:


There are 4 broad sub-forms of undernutrition: wasting, stunting, underweight, and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. Undernutrition makes children in particular much more vulnerable to disease and death.

Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022

Ruth Esmeralda Mendoza de Mena

Community Coordinator

My name is Ruth Esmeralda Mendoza Villalobos de Mena. I found the church in El Salvador. Nahuizalco, descendant of a race almost in extinction, I got married a year after becoming a member when I was 18 years old, I have 3 beautiful children. My oldest daughter is a coordinator in Quetzaltenango. I have a beloved husband of 26 years. We have two grandchildren. I have struggled with cancer and so far so good. I was called to serve in the Foundation on March 18, 2015 in Quetzaltenango. I have enjoyed this call and have learned to truly love. I am the voice of those who cannot speak and a defender of the rights of the unprotected. I like to walk outdoors. I have an enormous testimony of this Gospel, I love El Salvador and I consider myself a very beloved daughter of my creator. I recognize that I have a great purpose in this world.

(Ruth helped open the area of Peten in December 2021.)

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"

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.