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Food for our children in Guatemala
NPH Guatemala - Nutrition (#P-GUA-16020)

One of the children having lunch in the dining room.

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ Guatemala is home to over 300 children, many of whom come from difficult backgrounds where they did not have access to adequate care, food, shelter, education, or healthcare. When they arrive at NPH, these needs are met. Among the most important for these boys and girls from at-risk backgrounds are healthy, filling meals. Food is a critical part of our children's lives. Food empowers them with the essential vitamins and nutrients to grow, play and learn. A full stomach is a happy stomach and never is that more true than for our children, who often suffered from hunger and malnutrition before joining our family.

The NPH cooks work hard every day to ensure that the children receive nutritious, satisfying food. Three times each day, the kids from the home gather in the dining hall to share meals together. Providing a variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, and grains ensures the children are receiving the most nutritious diet possible. Additionally, specialized diets are required for the most vulnerable children in the household including children under five years old, children with special needs and those who have a chronic illness.

Thank you for considering our many needs to ensure that our children grow in a healthy way. Please help us by contributing to their daily diet.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact your nearest fundraising office. Click "Sponsor Project" to give an online donation. We are very grateful for any amount you can donate.


Description Qty Donated Needed
Chicken (Pounds) 12960 Q133,676 Q-37,989
Beans (Hundredweight) 240 Q88,357 Q242
Eggs (Three dozen) 3600 Q119,580 Q-13,260
Ground Beef (Pounds) 3888 Q105,153 Q9,672
Other meat (Pounds) 1248 Q0 Q36,857
Ham (Pounds) 1200 Q0 Q17,720
Sausage (Trays of 12 units) 672 Q0 Q9,923
Hot Dogs (Package of 50) 1344 Q0 Q29,769
Rice (Hundredweight) 240 Q68,613 Q495
Flour tortillas (Sacks) 960 Q145,509 Q10,426
Spaghetti 10080 Q22,921 Q-22,921
Cereal 1 Cornflakes (Box of 6 units bags) 204 Q28,280 Q338
Cereal - various (Bags) 360 Q15,176 Q772
Cereal - various (Bags) 360 Q16,342 Q-394
Milk (Sacks) 120 Q117,604 Q233
Cheese (Pounds) 3360 Q70,954 Q3,470
Cream (Liters) 1200 Q0 Q17,720
Sugar (Sacks ) 300 Q91,612 Q-797
Cooking Oil (Caneca) 240 Q65,490 Q74
Bread flour (Sacks) 240 Q0 Q69,108
Pancake flour (Bags) 480 Q32,240 Q-344
Daily production of bread for the children
Hard flour sacks of hundredweight 120 Q34,433 Q121
Soft flour sacks of Hundredweight 36 Q0 Q9,037
Sugar (sacks) 48 Q14,551 Q-21
Butter boxes 48 Q0 Q7,088
Vitina pastry 24 Q0 Q5,139
Vitina pastelera 36 Q0 Q7,708
Salt Sacks 12 Q0 Q354
Yeast pounds 420 Q4,538 Q-1,437
Baking Powder pounds 180 Q0 Q1,329
Milk powder bag of 250 pounds 24 Q8,446 Q60
Powder Suger sack 12 Q0 Q1,772
Salary for cooks
Cook at baby house 14 Q0 Q44,551
First cook at the general kitchen 14 Q44,576 Q-25
Second cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q44,551
General coordinator of the kitchen 14 Q0 Q48,789
Third cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q44,551
Fourth cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q44,551
Estimated Project Cost (GTQ) Q1,617,282 Q1,228,051 Q389,232

Note: the project cost includes a 10% premium to support the general needs of NPH and its children.




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