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Help us provide 1000 children with the healthcare they deserve

Together, we can fight malnutrition and poverty in rural Guatemala

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We are fundraising for malnourished children in Guatemala

Dirty Girl Adventures (aka. Chicas de la Tierra) is returning to beautiful Guatemala in February 2022 for a life-changing service/adventure challenge to raise funds for the Healthy Mommy & Me initiative of the Organization for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM) in Guatemala. We will hike the highlands, kayak on Lake Atitlan, explore the forest on a bird tour, and participate in local cultural activities. We will also help provide healthier home environments by building clean-burning stoves and installing eco-filters for clean water to support mothers and their babies.

Guatemala faces serious challenges when it comes to malnutrition. Two thirds of the overall population live on less than $2 per day. As a result, the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years is one of the highest in the world – and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean. In fact, in the rural communities where ODIM works, 8 out of 10 children are malnourished. The current Covid-19 crisis has made conditions even worse, with many families losing jobs and unable to support their families.

Through the Healthy Mommy & Me initiative, ODIM provides mothers and babies from rural communities with prenatal and postnatal health care, health education, family planning, vitamins, supplements and food vouchers, to give the children a healthy start in life for the first 1000 days from conception to their second birthday – and you can be a part of this great effort!

All donations go directly to ODIM’s Healthy Mommy & Me program, and do not pay for any personal trip expenses.