I have been a fan of FEED bags for some time now, so I was really excited when I came across their new FEED Guatemala bags! Through the sales of these bags, FEED Projects has provided funding for over 55 million school meals for children around the world through the United Nations World Food Programme.
According to UNICEF, children and adolescents compose more than half of Guatemala’s population and Guatemala is the country with the highest percentage of chronically malnourished children in Latin America. Click here to read more about the issues that children in Guatemala face.
On another note, I picked up my anti-malaria drugs today. Malaria is not a danger in the area of Guatemala where I will be based, Quetzaltenango (otherwise known as Xela). However, the risk of malaria is strong in certain regions I may be traveling to such as the coast or El Petén. In this case I’ve decided to go with ‘better safe than sorry.’ To read a detailed (and rather alarming) list of recommended health precautions before a trip to Guatemala visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Until next time,