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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 Q131,623 Q-37,405
Beans (Hundredweight) 240 Q87,000 Q238
Eggs (Three dozen) 3600 Q117,743 Q-13,057
Ground Beef (Pounds) 3888 Q103,538 Q9,523
Other meat (Pounds) 1248 Q37,229 Q-938
Ham (Pounds) 1200 Q19,098 Q-1,650
Sausage (Trays of 12 units) 672 Q9,729 Q41
Hot Dogs (Package of 50) 1344 Q1,599 Q27,713
Rice (Hundredweight) 240 Q67,559 Q487
Flour tortillas (Sacks) 960 Q155,614 Q-2,073
Spaghetti 10080 Q22,569 Q-22,569
Cereal 1 Cornflakes (Box of 6 units bags) 204 Q27,846 Q332
Cereal - various (Bags) 360 Q14,943 Q760
Cereal - various (Bags) 360 Q16,091 Q-388
Milk (Sacks) 120 Q115,798 Q230
Cheese (Pounds) 3360 Q69,864 Q3,417
Cream (Liters) 1200 Q0 Q17,448
Sugar (Sacks ) 300 Q90,205 Q-785
Cooking Oil (Caneca) 240 Q64,484 Q73
Bread flour (Sacks) 240 Q0 Q68,046
Pancake flour (Bags) 480 Q31,745 Q-339
Daily production of bread for the children
Hard flour sacks of hundredweight 120 Q33,904 Q119
Soft flour sacks of Hundredweight 36 Q0 Q8,898
Sugar (sacks) 48 Q14,328 Q-21
Butter boxes 48 Q0 Q6,979
Vitina pastry 24 Q0 Q5,060
Vitina pastelera 36 Q0 Q7,590
Salt Sacks 12 Q0 Q349
Yeast pounds 420 Q4,468 Q-1,415
Baking Powder pounds 180 Q0 Q1,309
Milk powder bag of 250 pounds 24 Q8,316 Q59
Powder Suger sack 12 Q0 Q1,745
Salary for cooks
Cook at baby house 14 Q0 Q43,867
First cook at the general kitchen 14 Q43,891 Q-25
Second cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q43,867
General coordinator of the kitchen 14 Q0 Q48,039
Third cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q43,867
Fourth cook at the general kitchen 14 Q0 Q43,867
Estimated Project Cost (GTQ) Q1,592,443 Q1,289,185 Q303,258

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




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