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Casa Jackson Home for Malnourished Children
£60 raised
12% of £500 goal
3 contributors
4 Years running
With the highest rate of malnutrition in Latin America, and the fourth highest in the world, Guatemalan children often fight to live from the moment they are born. At Casa Jackson, babies and children are given a better chance of winning that fight ...
With the highest rate of malnutrition in Latin America, and the fourth highest in the world, Guatemalan children often fight to live from the moment they are born. At Casa Jackson, babies and children are given a better chance of winning that fight with personalised recovery plans and round-the-clock attention.

This summer, as part of a team of volunteers from Dundee University, I will be visiting Casa Jackson to help with the simplest of duties from cleaning the centre, to feeding and bathing the infants! I would really appreciate any support you can give to the centre, in order to provide Casa Jackson with essential resources.

The GOD'S CHILD Project began in 1991, and currently cares for and educates 5,000 orphaned, abandoned, and poverty-stricken boys and girls in Africa, India, Central America, and the United States. In addition, the Project provides education, health, and community-based services for 8,700 widowed, abandoned, and single mothers and their dependents.

Casa Jackson was initiated in 2007 as a response to the severely malnourished children who were being constantly referred to the GOD's CHILD Project charity in Guatemala.

Up to 80% of Guatemalan children are malnourished. Casa Jackson is designed to accommodate up to 20 in-house cases of severe malnourishment. These patients consist of children and infants who run a high risk of mortality without immediate intervention.

Casa Jackson also operates a 'Mother's Club', where the infants' mothers are educated about nutrition and other aspects of hygiene and health - their attendance is rewarded with fresh fruit and vegetables. This, in conjunction with regular Social worker visits ensures the continued health of these young babies and children.

The 4 weeks that I will spend at Casa Jackson are sure to be an eye opening experience for me - but will make just a small difference in view of the high demand at the nutrition centre. There is a shortage of carers and resources at Casa Jackson and so any donation that you can make will be appreciated so that the centre can be provided with even the simplest of provisions, such nappies and baby wipes!
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