Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from the malnutrition ward at Hospital Materno Infantil Josè Domingo de Obaldia.
Malnutrition is a severe problem that affects the poorest sectors of our province. In Chiriquì 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty with the districts of San Lorenzo, San Felix, Remedios, and Tole being the ones with the highest incidence of malnutrition. These facts place Chiriquì as the province with the highest poverty and malnutrition levels in Panama.
Our organization operates nationwide, but every Chapter is responsible for funding the operation costs of its Recovery Center.
Actually, the Recovery Center that we direct boards and feeds over 40 children daily, supplying ever child’s needs of medicines, dietary supplements and education…and MUCH LOVE.
The main objective of Nutre Hogar is to save pre-school children (newborns up to 6 years of age) from severe malnutrition and the irreversible physical and intellectual damages that it causes in children. A child`s stay at Nutre Hogar depends on the degree of malnutrition, but it usually ranges from 3 to 8 month
The treatment of children suffering from malnutrition requires a specialized diet, adapted to the specific needs of each child. At Nutre Hogar a medical team periodically supervises the children`s development, providing vitamins, medicines and other treatments until recovery is completed.
Once the child is healthy and returns home, we provide an educational program with the family. This program helps in the prevention of other malnutrition cases and serves as a community awakening to other parents.
To give you an understanding of the scope of our Mission…we need $25,000.00 a month to keep our center in operation.
Every year we have a campaign in which we ask for cash donations and for products needed at our Nutre Hogar –Chiriqui Center.
A.) September 10 to September 15 (Monday to Saturday) = from 10AM to 9PM…..we will be at “City Mall” (next to Costco)…….Cash registers by the parking lot.
B.) September 10 to September 15 (Monday to Saturday) we will also have persons at Farmacia Arrocha..the one at Terronal Mall
We have hand picked products that are very much needed at our center…so this makes it much easier for you.
This year`s campaign ends Saturday, September 15. That day we will be collecting cash in the main streets in David.
ALL DONATIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO NUTRE HOGAR VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE DULLY IDENTIFIED.
ONLY THROUGH THE TRUST AND SUPPORT OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES THAT BELIEVE IN OUR MISSION, CAN WE CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THIS LOVING WORK.
THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR KIND DONATIONS. HOPEFULLY NUTRE HOGAR CHIRIQUI WILL COUNT EVERY DAY WITH MORE HELPING HANDS.
PLEASE HELP US GIVE A “HOPE OF LIFE” TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN PANAMA THAT SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION.
IN CASE YOU NEED ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL JUDY TOVAR AT 6617-4122 or YIRA DE ALVARADO AT 6676-0541.
IN THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN OF “NUTRE HOGAR-CHIRIQUI”…WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND YOUR LOVE!
Tons of Blessings to you and your families
Nutre Hogar Chiriqui
Yira de Alvarado