Our Goals and Approach
Our goal is to decrease the rate of chronic childhood malnutrition in children under five in rural, Mayan villages in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. We do this by using an evidence-based, integrated approach that is grounded in a synthesis of international research, results from previous project evaluations, inputs from members of local community development councils, and advice from other key informants. We focus on six integral components. Standing alone, no component can deliver its maximum benefit; when implemented in coordination, these sustainable practices will decrease chronic malnutrition and create healthy communities over time. We are not looking for short-term impacts. Rather, we work with individual communities who want long-term, sustainable change, helping them develop the capacity to achieve it.