[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Laura Manship – Executive Director
Thank to donations from the Wisconsin Rapids Rotary Sunrise Club, Shoulder to Shoulder was able to purchase 33 water filters.The water filters were given out to 33 families who participate in our Childhood Nutrition program — a program in which children from 6 months to 5 years of age are given monthly micronutrient supplements. These supplements, called Chispuditos, help to prevent stunting, malnutrition, anemia, and other health problems. The addition of water filters will ensure that the children are drinking clean water, and thus reducing the incidence of diarrhea and other stomach ailments which are so deadly to young children.
A special thanks to our intern, Lizzie Morris, for taking responsibility for this distribution. Thanks, Lizzie! (Lizzie is the smiling American in the photo above.)
The staff reported that the families were so excited to get the filters, that they waited 2 hours for the filters to arrive!! (As you may know, the roads are largely unpaved, and we had a bit of difficulty with the transportation. But, the filters finally arrived!)
A great big THANK YOU to the Wisconsin Rapids Rotary Club and to all who support StS’s Nutrition Program.