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Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Growing up in the district of Rondocan, Peru, Grimaldina witnessed first-hand what food insecurity can do to families and children. When she had her son, she determined to make a difference, for her child and her community’s sake. Grimaldina may only have a sixth-grade education, but your support has helped […]

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Preventing Developmental Disabilities in Bolivia

Preventing Developmental Disabilities in Bolivia

Luz Paola Solano is a stay-at-home mom dedicated to raising her three children and taking care of the housework, though her home looks a little different than what most of us would picture…The Solano family lives in the Japón neighborhood, a well-known slum in Bolivia. A new settlement, the residents […]

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Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

According to UNICEF numbers from 2019, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.Leonel was almost a part of this statistic.Six months ago, […]

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Preventing Disease as a Family

Preventing Disease as a Family

Mery Rodríguez is a 60 year-old participant in the workshops.  She lives with her oldest daughter who has two children of her own. Mery worked all her life selling food and soft drinks at a street stand.  Her diet consisted of noodles, rice, meat, and potatoes, all with a lot […]

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Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]

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A Child Shall lead Them…

A Child Shall lead Them…

It’s back to school time. All around the world children are piling into school buses, excited to show off their new clothes, to break open their brand new school supplies and find out what this new year will hold. But high in the mountains of southern Bolivia, there’s a different kind of excitement. For these children, back to school means more than seeing old friends and meeting new teachers.

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Surgical Mission Success: Anselma’s Story

I’d like you to meet Anselma Bustamante, a 60 year old mother of 10 children, living in the rural village of Entre Rios, Bolivia. For the past 12 years, Mrs. Bustamante has been forced to cope with a large goiter growing inside of her neck. It’s a disability that has

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