In 2004, an extensive nutrition-based program, Libras de Amor or Pounds of Love, was designed to overcome malnutrition in children under the age of 5 who live in rural El Salvador. Over the years, our work in healthcare showcased the intense impact nutrition has on a person’s general well-being and progress. Originally the program began in the community of Apaneca where malnutrition rates were as high as 47%. That percentage has dropped to an overall low of 11% since work began there. Currently there are 18 communities that are being served and there are nearly 160,000 beneficiary participants.
Your investment allows SAHF the ability to acquire and ship millions of nutritional meals which are made available to our program thanks to a partnership with Feed My Starving Children.