Malnutrition damages the brain and produces mental weakness, which is the only mental weakness that can be created, prevented and reversed by man. The main wealth of a country is its human capital and if that human capital is damaged the country has no future. Child malnutrition begins, in most cases, as a result of extreme poverty. The basis may include alcoholism, lack of commitment from parents, illiteracy, lack of job placement and/or lack of training, poor environmental sanitation or promiscuity. We can then consider malnutrition as the final result of underdevelopment, at which point the child suffers the greatest impact by relying on third parties for their care and growth. Therefore, child malnutrition is not just a lack of food. It is a deeper social conflict, which must be taken into account when providing solutions. CONIN is an organization that carries out a comprehensive approach to the problem: it cares for the sick child but also for their family environment and setting.
Children are evaluated by performing hemoglobin tests for accurate information about anemia levels. From these a calendar is prepared that tends to them for three months with a daily NUTRI HERRO cookie package. We have had surprising results for the first month but it is necessary to continue for two more months in order that this result to be consolidated.
These are educational workshops aimed at mothers with issues of nutrition and hygiene habits, through the prevention of infectious diseases, teaching food care and nutritional cooking. All of this is done while respecting the culture of each individual and optimizing the available resources. Advice is provided for timely, adequate and balanced complementary infant feeding. Information and support is given in order to emphasize the importance of breastfeeding.
You can become a friend of CONIN through an economic contribution, monthly or once, which is intended to strengthen the programs developed at the Recovery and Prevention Center. We also receive donations of food, products and services.
Pamplona Alta, San Juan de Miraflores (Lima-Perú)
Attention: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Anamaría Woll (511) 344 4040