Bountiful Children's Foundation

Piura Castilla

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:

  • Cerelac
  • Multigrain Products
  • Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Cow’s Milk/Full-fat Soy Flour

Fact from the World Health Organization:

Optimizing Nutrition

Optimizing nutrition early in life—including the 1000 days from conception to a child’s second birthday—ensures the best possible start in life, with long-term benefits.

Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022

 Gisella lleana Palacios

Community Coordinator

I was born in Castilla Piura. I was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of eight. I got married in 1999 and was sealed in the temple on August 29 of that year. I have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. I started working at the foundation in 2016. I currently have a job as a primary school teacher in my neighborhood.

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.

Piura Castilla Photo Gallery

More of the Piura Story

“The Foundation has been in Piura since May 2013. The mothers are educated in regards to feeding their children as well as proper hygiene care you must give. The local youth help us in the distribution of supplements each month, and especially in the re-screening and data entry every six months as well as with the Christmas party at the end of each year.

“The Case of Jean and Messi is one of my favorites. They are the children in a family of five children, the eldest died a couple of years ago, because of a poor diet. Both Jean and Messi were suffering from malnutrition and their parents viewed the arrival of the foundation as a blessing in their lives, because they were very saddened by the death of their eldest son and they did not want to have the same thing happen with their younger children. They were less-active members but gradually began to attend more frequently, and the greatest blessing for them was when they were recently sealed as a family in the temple. It was wonderful news.”

– Lynn Leon

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

Peru 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.