As a result of poverty and inequality, a high percentage of our beneficiaries suffer from hunger or malnutrition, which negatively affects their physical and cognitive development, their learning capacity and their school performance.
Therefore, on the days they attend the Foundation, the adolescent mothers receive three types of meals, including lunch, specially designed to meet the nutritional needs of the gestation or lactation period and to facilitate their learning; and the babies that attend the Infant Development Center receive complementary feeding.
On the other hand, both the young women and their families participate in workshops on eating habits and healthy lifestyles.
Between 2006 and 2017, we attended 20,587 people at the Juan Felipe Medical Center under the Nutritional Recovery Program; of them, 85% were children and 15% were teenage mothers.
Our actions are oriented to goals 2.1 and 2.2 of the ZERO HUNGER Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).