The Dilemma of Malnourished Infants in Guatemala
Chronic malnourishment plagues Guatemala with greater frequency and severity than any other Latin American country.
Estimates posit that over 50% of the children of the country are malnourished. The consequences of the condition include: stunted growth, brain damage, xerosis, follicular hyperkeratosis, fatigue, emotional distress, and death.
Over half the children between one and five are afflicted with these conditions in Guatemala.
Specifically, Casa Jackson strives to:
- Give each child an exemplary environment for his/her personal development with special attention to the preparation of food, clothing, and hygiene
- Promote quality nutritional education for families from across Guatemala
- Teach parents better ways to use locally produced, highly nutritional foods from their own communities for the nourishment of their families
- Accommodate and provide excellent service for up to 20 children
Casa Jackson for Malnurished Infants is an international community service project sponsored by the Bismarck, North Dakota-founded and internationally-based GOD’S CHILD Project.
Funding for the rental and renovation of a clinical-style group home was donated by Gene and Sue Jackson of Dickinson, North Dakota, for whom Casa Jackson is named. The Jacksons continue to provide nearly half of the operating funds for Casa Jackson. The staff raise the other half from volunteers, friends, and benefactors. Please help if you can.