Help Children Grow
Intestinal parasites are a major health problem affecting Peruvian children. Chronic infestation results in malnutrition, anemia, and chronic diarrhea, a leading cause of child mortality. In remote villages in the Amazon, the river is the lifeblood of jungle communities. These waters are used for fishing, bathing, washing, travel and recreation. They are also home to dangerous parasites routinely ingested by young children. Your contribution will help nearly 750 children become parasite-free
This gift will provide the medicine needed to treat approximately 750 children for intestinal parasites. Once treated, children are less likely to contract infectious diseases and their nutrition is better, resulting in improved overall health and enhanced educational outcomes in school.