Concepcion Chiquirichaca Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

World Vision provided 45 malnourished boys and girls under age 5 with food and vitamin supplements, growth monitoring, and nutrition education so they could achieve a healthy weight. 94 boys and girls under age 5 received emergency care for waterborne illnesses like diarrhea, and their parents were trained how to prevent and treat it. 774 children under age 5 received basic vitamins and immunizations when we partnered with the Ministry of Health on child health campaigns. 153 boys and girls under age 6 were enrolled in a child development center, and their mothers were trained on early stimulation to help support their little ones' development. Early stimulation activities include reading books, playing games, and helping youngsters learn to share and get along with others. To strengthen resiliency for families and children, three communities implemented disaster preparedness plans to mitigate the impact of natural disasters such as droughts.

Cross-cutting issues

Advocacy

Locations

  • Guatemala>Quetzaltenango

Sectors

  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Health
  • Protection

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