79% of Mayan girls do not finish primary school.
Only 30% of Guatemalan children finish the sixth grade.
“The children ate so well at school that they gained
the weight considered normal for their age.”
Guatemala suffers from the sixth highest rate
of child malnutrition in the world.
Nearly 80% of Mayan children – the children served
by Mil Milagros – are malnourished.
“The meals have helped us a lot to be smarter. We
feel stronger than before and very happy.”
“When we are fed at school, we have great motivation
to continue studying and coming to school.”
The Guatemalan government devotes less than $9.00 per child per year for books, educational materials, and school supplies.
The goal of Mil Milagros, Inc.™ is to ensure that all children in Guatemala graduate from sixth grade healthy, literate and prepared to continue their education. USAID reports that only 30% of children complete sixth grade. Guatemala has the sixth highest rate of child malnutrition in the world; fifty percent of the children are malnourished. In some Mayan communities, the rate of malnutrition exceeds 90%.
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