I love tortillas! I make tortillas nearly every week — maybe you love tortillas and make them every week also. But, when you have a meal do you only eat tortillas? Probably not.
The basic diet for many children in this area is tortillas or bread and coffee in the morning; beans, rice and tortillas for lunch; and tortillas and coffee for dinner again. However, the diet of many children from poor families consist of tortillas and salt. There are a lot of malnourished children — government statistics say that 49% of children are malnourished!
State Department statistics say that “about 80% of the population lives in poverty, and two-thirds of that number–or 7.6 million people–live in extreme poverty. Chronic malnutrition among the rural poor worsened with the onset of the crisis in coffee prices.” Read more about it at State Department Watcher.
Education And More may be unable to feed every malnourished child in the Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala but we also know that a small contribution makes a big difference in the lives we do touch! Won’t you help us!