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Nearly Half of Guatemala’s Children Suffer from Malnutrition

An article in today’s edition of the Latin American Herald Tribune (Caracas, Venezuela) reports that “45.6 percent of Guatemalan children suffer from chronic malnutrition and that their physical growth falls below the average established by the World Health Organization”.

This study was conducted among 459,808 children in 15, 076 public schools throughout the country. It is important to note that some of the poorest children in the country do n0t attend school and therefore were not included in the study. If those children were to be included in the study the percentage would have been much greater.

The article also points out that “according to official figures, 52 percent of Guatemala’s 13.3 million people live in conditions of poverty or extreme poverty”.

Thanks to our child sponsors and incredible partners, the children at the two schools are provided with a healthy meal every day and families living in impoverished conditions in La Limonada are provided with food.

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