We are happy to have recently funded another Cafe Femenino grant request in Peru for 2018. Our donation has helped to sponsor 390 students that attend Early Education Centers in seventeen communities that supply coffee for Cafe Femenino.
The children in many parts of rural Peru are severely malnourished. This grant provides funds needed to educate the teachers, parents and students on food nutritional value and how to incorporate nutritious foods into their daily diet, with the goal of reducing malnutrition in these rural coffee producing communities. A nurse visits each school three times a year to take the height and weight of each student to help measure the impact of the program over time. This is year six of the program and our second year of sponsoring it.
The curriculum for the Early Education Center students also includes personal hygiene and dental care. Funds will cover the cost of the traveling nurse three times a year, as well as materials needed for the Early Education Centers such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, wash cloths, crayons, books, paper, glue, lunch boxes and floor mats.
Thank you to all of our supporters for making this grant possible!