The UN and the World Food Bank estimate that nearly 1 million children in Central America under the age of five are malnourished. International Samaritan is working diligently to help alleviate the suffering of those most vulnerable to disease and malnutrition through the Francisco Coll School Nutrition Program and an Emergency Food Program in Honduras.
Emergency Food Program
International Samaritan is working closely with local Honduran officials and agencies to combat malnutrition among the children of garbage dump workers. International Samaritan’s emergency food programs in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras have provided healthy and nutritious food to over 1,500 men, women, and children who depend on the garbage dump for their livelihood.
Francisco Coll School Nutrition Program
International Samaritan provides nearly 3,000 meals weekly for children at the Francisco Coll School located near the Guatemala City garbage dump. The clean, safe, healthy environment and the draw of nutritious meals motivate the children to attend school regularly and help them learn to read and write.
If you would like to help with either of these programs, please contact I.S. Executive Director Oscar Dussán at 734-222-0701.