The Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation seeks to promote Food and Nutritional Security through its Nutrition Program.
According to the Secretariat for Food and Nutritional Security, SESAN, 21,365 cases of malnourished children were registered between January 1 and December 4, 2021.
Given the importance of acting in favor of the nutrition of Guatemalan children and families, among the organizations that are working to improve nutrition in Guatemala, the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation, the social arm of Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI), stands out. This multi-Latin corporation seeks to generate social, economic and environmental value in all the communities where it operates.
The Foundation seeks to implement programs that improve people’s lives, particularly in the areas of education and health. In addition, they contribute to the economic and social development of Guatemala.
The Nutrition Program of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation has had the objective of benefiting thousands of families in the communities of Totonicapán in Guatemala. It seeks, especially, to create a generational change that is beneficial and spurs development for the community.
The axes of the program
1. Orientation to improve nutrition: Its objective is to promote Nutritional Food Security, through the development of 15 training topics. All this from the promotion of women’s self-esteem as the pillar of the family.
2. Facilitate access to nutritious food: This stage is possible thanks to the delivery of Nutribien, a fortified flour developed with the support of Molinos Modernos, and the Casas de Pollo Rey and Rincón del Pollo, initiatives that bring access to affordable animal protein.
3. Promote the Economic Empowerment of Women: This axis seeks to promote the economic self-sustainability of women through the identification and strengthening of women entrepreneurs, support for the development of their businesses, and even their linkage to export chains so that their products can reach new markets.
The axes of the Nutrition Program have brought nutritious food to the communities, as well as creating opportunities to generate income through their own businesses. This has led to a better quality of life for people and the creation of self-sustainable communities.
Another of the programs in which the Foundation works is My Health…My Responsibility, which seeks to provide comprehensive training for the prevention of teenage pregnancies. It has also implemented the University Scholarship Program, which seeks to provide access to university studies to young people of limited economic resources in Guatemala.
The Foundation has worked for more than three decades generating a high impact in the areas of Health and Education in the country, promoting development and better quality of life for Guatemalans.