More than half of Guatemalans live below the poverty line. As a result, 48 percent of its children younger than 5 are malnourished and stunted.
Start with an onion. Add an herb. Share with your children. In this Central American nation, families work together to keep their children nourished through a program they helped pioneer, Corazón en Familia (heart of the family).
Through neighborhood Common Pot sessions, struggling families learn from mothers whose families have well-established healthy eating habits. World Vision staff and local volunteer “guide mothers” teach members of more than 450 groups in 139 communities to prepare nutritious meals and recognize health-risk warning signs in their infants.
More than 1,400 children benefited from Common Pot in 2013, and hundreds more avoided severe malnutrition through access to World Vision's emergency feeding programs.
Written by Chris Huber
Photo 2013 © Lindsey Minerva / World Vision