By Laura Manship – Executive Director
It has been a very exciting 3 months. We just learned that the Mathile Institute will provide Shoulder to Shoulder with a grant of $50,000. This is a matching grant…..we need to raise $50,000 so that the program will be funded for an entire year. We started the new project year on September 1, 2018. With luck — and lots of supporters — we can keep the program going until August 30, 2019.Along with distributing the Chispuditos micronutrient product, we are now also providing nutritional education to the mothers and fathers in our program. Thanks to the generosity of Jessica Minesinger, one of the members of Shoulder to Shoulder’s Board of Directors, Community Health workers now have a nutrition curriculum to use. We are hopeful that this education will also help to improve the health of the children in our program. Families lack information about good nutrition, and many children fill up on sugary drinks and salty snacks.
Mallory Brown recently made a video in which she featured our program director, Gisela Ramos. In the video, you see Gisela using the educational curriculum while making a presentation to the families. If you’d like to feel like you’re hiking along the mountains of Honduras, providing the micronutrient supplement to families, watch this video!