NAME OF PROJECT: Mission Chapuditos
LOCATION: Department of La Libertad
MISSION CHAPUDITOS is a comprehensive and multidimensional program that seeks to reduce poverty and improve the nutritional and health status of children with M+ micronutrients in four rural communities in El Salvador.
In collaboration with the local NGO FUSAL (Fundación Salvadoreña para la Salud y el Desarrollo Humano), The Ministry of Health and a very dedicated and impressive field team of local physicians, nutritionists, educators, health promoters, and agronomists, The Mathile Institute is delivering a comprehensive and multidisciplinary intervention that seeks to improve nutritional and health status of children under the age of 5, and reduce the poverty cycle in four municipalities of the Department of La Libertad by incorporating a strong education and economic development program through community engagement and behavior change strategies. Enrollment of the program began in September of 2015 and is currently ongoing.