One dollar for breakfast
For years now, Venezuela has been suffering a political and economic crisis that has led a large part of population to emigrate to neighbour countries. In the last year, 4 million Venezuelan people left the country seeking an economic opportunity for them and their families. Life is difficult for those who remain in the country due to the scarcity of good food and cuts in electricity.
Many migrants left their children with grandparents or other families who can’t afford to assist them in their basic needs. According to the statistic, 15% of the children are malnourished due to the poverty. Many children go to school without eating and are not able to attend the lessons, have health problems and do not have balanced growth.
The project “One dollar for breakfast”, implemented in collaboration with the Marist Brothers in Venezuela, aims to ensure breakfast for children who study at 6 free schools managed by the Brothers every day for the duration of the school year.
100 of the poorest and youngest students have been assisted with the daily breakfast throughout the school year. The schools also assisted other students who occasionally need help. Each school has a project manager who supervise the project activities and is in continuous contact with the families.
With the support of this project, they have contributed to improving the living conditions of these children and to ensure their school attendance.