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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 Q132,936 Q-37,778
Beans (Hundredweight) 240 Q87,868 Q241
Eggs (Three dozen) 3600 Q118,918 Q-13,187
Ground Beef (Pounds) 3888 Q104,571 Q9,618
Other meat (Pounds) 1248 Q37,601 Q-947
Ham (Pounds) 1200 Q19,288 Q-1,667
Sausage (Trays of 12 units) 672 Q9,826 Q42
Hot Dogs (Package of 50) 1344 Q0 Q29,605
Rice (Hundredweight) 240 Q68,233 Q492
Flour tortillas (Sacks) 960 Q157,166 Q-2,094
Spaghetti 10080 Q22,794 Q-22,794
Cereal 1 Cornflakes (Box of 6 units bags) 204 Q28,123 Q336
Cereal - various (Bags) 360 Q15,092 Q768
Cereal - various (Bags) 360 Q16,252 Q-392
Milk (Sacks) 120 Q116,953 Q232
Cheese (Pounds) 3360 Q70,560 Q3,451
Cream (Liters) 1200 Q0 Q17,622
Sugar (Sacks ) 300 Q91,104 Q-793
Cooking Oil (Caneca) 240 Q65,127 Q73
Bread flour (Sacks) 240 Q0 Q68,725
Pancake flour (Bags) 480 Q32,061 Q-342
Daily production of bread for the children
Hard flour sacks of hundredweight 120 Q34,242 Q120
Soft flour sacks of Hundredweight 36 Q0 Q8,987
Sugar (sacks) 48 Q14,471 Q-21
Butter boxes 48 Q0 Q7,049
Vitina pastry 24 Q0 Q5,110
Vitina pastelera 36 Q0 Q7,665
Salt Sacks 12 Q0 Q352
Yeast pounds 420 Q4,513 Q-1,429
Baking Powder pounds 180 Q0 Q1,322
Milk powder bag of 250 pounds 24 Q8,399 Q59
Powder Suger sack 12 Q0 Q1,762
Salary for cooks
Cook at baby house 14 Q0 Q44,304
First cook at the general kitchen 14 Q44,329 Q-25
Second cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q44,304
General coordinator of the kitchen 14 Q0 Q48,519
Third cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q44,304
Fourth cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q44,304
Estimated Project Cost (GTQ) Q1,608,323 Q1,300,426 Q307,897

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




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