Bountiful Children's Foundation

Venezuela


Population: 28,435,940 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $16,056 in 2014


The burden of malnutrition in Venezuela:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 29.1% in 2000 to 26.4% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants increased from 8.6% in 2000 to 9.1% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys increased from 24 in 2000 to 26.2 in 2019
    • Girls increased from 19.1 in 2000 to 22.1 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 17.4% in 2000 to 13.4% in 2009
    • Wasting increased from 3.9% in 2000 to 4.1% in 20009

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Venezuela

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Venezuela in 2018
  • 2295 children receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

Venezuela - History and Demographics

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many islands in the Caribbean Sea. The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana. Venezuela is entirely located in the tropics over the Equator. Economic problems, as well as crime and corruption, were some of the main causes of protests. Since 2015, nearly 2 million people have fled Venezuela. Nearly 90% of Venezuelans live in poverty - a dramatic increase from 48% in 2014. Malnutrition is widespread.


 

Bountiful Children in Venezuela

In June 2018, Bountiful Children coordinators in Colombia started screening Venezuelan refugees for malnutrition. Within a couple of days of screening only those refugees in Cucuta and Barranquilla, Colombia they had found 250 malnourished Venezuelan children.

In 2020, Bountiful Children was able to organize programs in Venezuela and begin supplement distribution to just under 1,000 children in seven different areas.

Communities in Venezuela

Available for Adoption

Already Adopted

Cabimas

Coro

Maracaibo South

Maracaibo West

Merida

Pinto Fijo

San Francisco

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

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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