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Teaser Photo Comedor Santa Maria – Support for the existing facility for providing children suffering from extreme poverty with food

Project Description

In Mexico City many children and teenagers are living in extreme poverty and many of them hardly have enough to eat. By establishing dining halls, Comedor is making the first step to providing nutritional food which is rich in vitamins once a day.

The children suffer from signs of deficiency resulting from malnutrition, bad living conditions or violence within the family. The supported children are chosen in cooperation with local agencies and together with their families according to specific criteria such as income groups, proximity of the establishment etc.

Additionally, Comedor provides love and care. Values such as discipline, responsibility, hygiene and education are being taught. The mothers are also involved in the project process by cooking, cleaning or shopping for groceries.
There are currently eight institutions, two of which are still under construction in order to provide for further 400 children.

Project Goals

Offering meals for up to 200 children in the Comedor Santa Maria institution. Opening new opportunities, teaching values

Project Title

Comedor Santa Maria – Support for the existing facility for providing children suffering from extreme poverty with food

Project Location

Mexico City, Col. San José Insugentes, Mexico

Project Period

April 2009 – April 2010

Beneficiaries

200 children, between 4 months and 16 years old

Project Partner

Comedor Santa Maria