The COVID-19 outbreak is creating unprecedented humanitarian issues. The economic crisis due to this pandemic has reduced access to food and to healthcare services. A greater number of people are now living in more vulnerable and uncertain situations.
KCA has decided to replicate the success of its intervention in El Salvador - providing food to families with children 16 years old and younger for two months. KCA has committed to providing emergency supplies to 2,500 families in Guatemala. With the support of ‘Alianza por la Nutricion’, KCA is delivering emergencysupplies to the most vulnerable families - including food, hygiene kits and educational materials.
For $40: Food + Hygiene Kit + Education Material for one family
Guatemala has the fourth-highest level of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean; approximately 50 percent of Guatemalan children younger than five years of age are stunted due to chronic food insecurity. Within indigenous areas, nearly 70 percent of the population is chronically malnourished.
With your support we will: - Ensure families have food to survive through the Covid-19 pandemic - Create healthier environments for children through the teaching of good hygiene practices
What's included in the hygiene and educational kits?
Viral outbreaks are evidently on the rise and education plays an important role in preventing future outbreaks. That is why we have included hygiene kits containing: - 4 tablets of soap - 1 bottle of alcohol - 1 mask - 10 sachets of instant food - 3.5 Lbs fortified beverage (atol) And educational materials regarding best practices through pamphlets on - How to wash your hands - How to get access to safe water - Lactation and COVID 19 - Nutritional tips
Without our amazing partners and supporters, KCA wouldn't be able to make this possible. Thank you.
‘Alianza por la Nutrición’ is an alliance of private organizations and civil society of Guatemala, committed to fighting chronic malnutrition and influencing public opinion and policies on food and nutrition security so that through government, international cooperation, private efforts, and social mobilization, the actions of the "Window of 1,000 days" comprehensively throughout the country.