High-protein foods against childhood anemia

Mexico

In Mexico, more than 30% of children between 0 and 5 years old suffer from anemia.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    0%raised
  • Direct beneficiaries 223

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 1.005

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Un Kilo de Ayuda

Budget

  • Materials 6.000€
  • Total 6.000€
6.000€

Description

In Mexico, belonging to early childhood (0 to 5 years of age) places children in a state of vulnerability. At the end of 2021, the country had a population of 10,858.621 million in this age group. According to national figures, in that same year, 11.8% of children in first finances lived in conditions of extreme poverty, that is, 1 out of every 10 infants.

The problems of child development and health are closely linked to malnutrition (malnutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiency), reflected in malnutrition and anemia. Various studies have confirmed that malnutrition in the first years of life can cause structural brain damage, affecting motor, emotional and intellectual development. In Mexico, 32.5% of children from 0 to 5 years old suffer from anemia.

Given the importance of protecting the little ones by strengthening their abilities to reach their full potential in adulthood, Un Kilo de Ayuda delivers food with high protein content to children in the State of Mexico in order to improve their situation current.

Activities

  • Delivery of high-protein foods to children from 0 to 5 years of age from indigenous rural communities (Mazahuas) in the State of Mexico.

Who will benefit?

Children from 0 to 5 years old who live in the Mazahua community and in highly vulnerable conditions will receive high-protein foods, ensuring 46.7% of their caloric requirement per day.

Project objectives

Reduce and/or eradicate childhood anemia and early childhood malnutrition in Mexico.

Updates & Links

Un Kilo de Ayuda (website in Spanish)

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