Feeding programme

Julita Alemán and Gabi BarriosChildren enjoying their high-vitamin milk

Receiving good nutrition in the early years of childhood is an essential part of a child’s development, affecting both their physical growth and their performance at school.

Julita Alemán was involved with Christian work on the island of Ometepe for the final 47 years of her life. She became concerned that the diet of local children was lacking many of the vitamins that they needed, and so she set up a Feeding Programme for them. Sadly Julita passed away in 2020, but the Feeding Programme continues to meet at her house, continuing her legacy of love to the children of her community.

Twice a week, on Monday and Friday afternoons, around 30 children and their parents arrive at Julita’s house. As the children arrive one of the team, an educational assistant, provides them with help for their schoolwork. The sessions are led by Maxnomara Potoy and start with the children singing songs and learning a story from the Bible, and conclude with the children receiving their glass of high-vitamin milk. The team of Christian helpers also includes a psychologist and physiotherapist, who provide support to the children as appropriate.

£20 will supply one week’s worth of milk for the Feeding Programme. If you would like to contribute towards the Feeding Programme, you can either send us a cheque or make a one-off or regular online donation.