1,050 people from 150 families in the village communities of Jaibalito and Santa Cruz La Laguna have improved their nutrition.
- 150 families with 1,050 individuals apply the principles of healthy eating and provide their children with a balanced diet. Further 5,500 people receive information about age-appropriate diets, its connection to malnutrition as well as hygiene via regular radio broadcast.
- 150 households with 1,050 individuals have improved their sanitary infrastructure and follow adequate hygiene measures.
- Municipal health stations have improved their performance in preventing chronic malnutrition.
Malnutrition and under-nourishment, especially during the first three years of life, affect the children’s future physical and cognitive development and exacerbate the poverty spiral. This has consequences for health and well-being in adulthood and hence also for society’s development as a whole. Conversely, an improvement in dietary conditions can lead to significant developmental successes with modest investments. Scientists are therefore calling for priority to be given to fighting malnutrition and under-nourishment. Between 2017 and 2022, Vivamos Mejor carried out the first project to combat malnutrition in children under 5. The intervention consisted of three components: advice about nutrition, enhancing cultivation and improving the sanitary situation. An external evaluation showed the positive effects of the project on the nutritional and health situation of the families.
Further information on the impact of our project work can be found here.