4-23-14 | Press
Fabretto recently became a new member of the Alliance to End Hunger, a coalition that engages organizations in the U.S. and around the world to end hunger by creating strategic partnerships and building political and public will to advocate for the fight against hunger. Fabretto is proud to join this network of nonprofit and private sector entities committed to reducing hunger around the globe.
Fabretto’s efforts to fight malnutrition in Nicaragua were featured in the Alliance to End Hunger’s April 2014 newsletter. Continue reading or click HERE to read the full article.
Fabretto Children’s Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working in Nicaragua, is committed to reaching one of the most fundamental UN Millennium Development Goals, Erradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger, through education and nutrition programs.
We believe that education is a sustainable solution that empowers community members to lift their families out of poverty. Our five key program areas—Early & Primary Education, Secondary Education, Nutrition, Vocational Skills, and Community Development—work together to alleviate poverty and support over 12,000 children and youth in Nicaragua. This holistic response addresses current needs while also creating lasting change through educational initiatives.
Fabretto supports the most vulnerable, underserved communities in Nicaragua. Rural communities feel the effects of poverty most, with 63% of the nation’s poor and 78% of the extreme poor. Nationwide, just 56% of children reach the sixth grade and 22% of children under five suffer from growth stunting, and both percentages are much higher in at-risk communities. Although fruits and vegetables grow easily and abundantly, the local diet usually consists of just rice and beans. Many children suffer from “hidden hunger,” lacking essential micronutrients they need to grow and thrive.
In this context, education and basic resources have an enormous impact. Fabretto has strategically designed each of the following activities to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.