Watch Us Grow In Mexico!

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Watch Us Grow In Mexico!

| Sep 24, 2020

We have worked with Un Kilo de Ayuda in Mexico since our very earliest days and are so pleased with their support. For example, although COVID-19 has brought many challenges, it has also provided financing opportunities that are enabling Un Kilo de Ayuda to expand from
serving 16,820 children in 2019 to a goal of serving 20,000 children in 2020.

All of our Power of 5 partners offer a variety of programs that help people live better, healthier lives. Here is a snapshot of our progress in Mexico:

Support for community volunteers

The commissioners are often mothers of children participating in programs organized by Un Kilo de Ayuda. They deliver nutritional packs and focus on empowerment and better opportunities for their communities. Caregivers are comfortable engaging with and communicating with the commissioners because they’ve developed a trusting relationship.

Implementing community communications

In May, Un Kilo de Ayuda launched a community communication strategy to promote food security and an emergency education program about how to resolve trauma generated by the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.

Providing food rations, Nutrilite™ Little Bits™, and education

All children in their programs receive a monthly food package and a box of Nutrilite™ Little Bits™ with instructions from Un Kilo de Ayuda. In recently published national studies, evidence shows that malnutrition and anemia indicators are increasing in the Mexican population under five years of age and that there is an imminent risk of food insecurity at the community level due to massive job losses.

Un Kilo de Ayuda is also providing workshops to educate people about good handwashing practices, hygiene measures, and food preparation and storage.

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Meet Verónica and her mother, Margarita

Verónica is 5 years old and and was malnourished when she joined Un Kilo de Ayuda’s early childhood development program in 2017. Since then, Verónica has become free of malnutrition and anemia. Her motor, language, social, and cognitive development is also normal.

Margarita attributes Verónica’s success to a healthy diet supplemented by Nutrilite™ Little Bits™, child development activities and education about how to maintain good health.