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The objective of the Foundation’s project, together with the collaboration of the Marianitas Sisters, is to treat child malnutrition and to welcome orphaned children.
Kaikor, where the project is developed, is located in the District of North Turkana, 900 km from the capital Nairobi. It is one of the most impoverished areas of the country, with constant periods of drought and famine.
With a budget of 35,000 euros, the Foundation has built the center for undernourished and has hired and trained the responsible staff. Apart from the nurse who regularly supervises the children, there are two women who are in charge of running the center, assisting the children and feeding them with the three specific daily meals for their recovery.
In addition, the Government collaborates with the initiative, referring the detected malnourished to the center, providing specific medication and providing a nutritionist to monitor the small ones, measuring them, weighing them and assessing their general health status.
Since its inception in July until now, a total of 14 children have already passed through the center improving their health and living conditions. The goal of the Foundation is to recover about 200 or 250 annually and that they can continue with their lives being healthy and happy.
Likewise, the mothers of all of them will also benefit from the project, since they will receive lectures from the Sisters on education about the main health and hygiene habits.
The Barceló Foundation has, as one of its main objectives, to contribute, as far as possible, to improve health conditions and, therefore, the quality of life of the most disadvantaged population of sub-Saharan African countries.