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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help families with severe malnutrition in the remote mountains of Guatemala

Senahú, Alta Verapaz

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WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE PROJECT?

Rony (pictured above) is one of the many children and babies we have helped out of life-threatening malnutrition.

Like all the Q'eqchi' Mayans we work with, his family lives in extreme poverty, in a basic shelter with no electricity, and no clean drinking water.

While the children recuperate through our nutrition centre, it is vital that their families receive training to prevent more young lives being put at risk.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACHIEVE IT?

With a homestead where parents will learn how to grow vegetables and rear hens for eggs. Parasites are a big factor in malnutrition, so there will also be a model house to show how the home and drinking water can be made safe. And while the parents learn new skills, the children´s health and weights will be monitored.

Families will end their training with seeds and chicken "starter kits" to take home. They will also benefit from education in child care, including how to make nutritious meals from the food they produce. And with up to 14 children born in one family, they will have access to life-changing and free family-planning services.

WHO ARE WE GOING TO HELP?

We have already raised the funds to buy two acres of land with its own spring - walking distance from some 4,000 families.

So far this year 12 children have died from malnutrition, and six mothers didn´t survive childbirth. The government does not help these families in any way. With your support, we now need to raise 10,000 pounds to get the homestead established and help prevent these needless fatalities in children.

Thank you, on the families´ behalf, for your support!

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    10

    • Ian Nimmo

      Ian Nimmo

      Jun 29, 2018

      You are doing a great job. We are all behind you.

      £50.00

    • Rick Wilson

      Rick Wilson

      Mar 7, 2018

      Keep up the brilliant work!

      £20.00

    • Shannon Knox

      Shannon Knox

      Jan 23, 2018

      Thank you for all your hard work.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 17, 2018

      Ex corde caritas, Yvonne

      £30.00

    • Raymond Charmak

      Raymond Charmak

      Jan 10, 2018

      Yvonne the founder has dedicated her life to Naru, and has done such wonderful work and achieved so much. This is a truly worthwhile cause where the donation does not get lost in overheads.

      £100.00

    • David Ross

      David Ross

      Dec 29, 2017

      What an astonishing change in young Rony. Wonderful to see malnourished children like him thriving again.

      £30.00

    • Georgia

      Georgia

      Dec 29, 2017

      I am pleased to help fund life changing education and support for vulnerable communities that rely on Narú.

      £20.00

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    Narú Guatemala

    Narú Guatemala

    Senahú, Alta Verapaz

    Narú works with Q'eqchi' families in a remote mountainous region. Last year nearly 700 children from 143 communities were helped out of severe malnutrition. A registered charity in Guatemala, we have also been validated by the UK's Charities Aid Foundation for Gift Aid.

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