Growing Up Healthy





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Guatemala

Location: Ixil Region

Total Budget: $300,000

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Region suffers from: Access to prenatal and early childhood care is limited- Infant Mortality 50%; Food insecurity continues to be the greatest challenge in the Ixil; Almost 80% of Ixil children under five are chronically malnourish.

Project will address the needs by creating a supportive environment that ensures adequate maternal and newborn health in the Ixil Region. The project is anticipated to be a three year project.

Working with an international NGO Agros - Rotarians will work to:

1. Reduce families health hazards through establishing a network of community health workers;

2. Increasing the food security (including local gardens) and the nutritional intake for the most vulnerable families;

3. Increase and help diversify household revenue through women-oriented income generating initiatives - farming, artisan shops etc.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5030

Rotary Club of: Sammamish

Primary Contact: Ramiro Valderrama

Email: ramiro.aramayo@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Valle de Guatemala

Primary Contact: Cris Monterros

Email: crismonterroso@yahoo.com

Project Status

Need $300,000
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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