Peru: Meals for children
In the village of Tarkarpata, children are provided with square meals twice a week as a means of preventing malnutrition. The program is part of the initiative known as “Asociación Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II”, which was set up in 1987 and is based at an orphanage in the Cuzco region. The charity’s goal is to offer financial assistance to the poorest members of Peruvian society. Most of its work is devoted to the construction of community education centers designed to help the people earn their own livelihoods.
The nutritional program for children aims to ensure that youngsters in the impoverished rural villages of the Tarkarpata region have access to balanced nutrition. As part of the project, the orphanage’s 310 children are supplied with a nutritious meal on a regular basis. They also receive medical care. Marta Trius, who works at Henkel in Spain, co-organized the project with assistance from Henkel’s MIT initiative.